Regional Silviculture of the United States, 2nd Edition John W. Barrett This is the only regional silviculture text now on the market. It assesses the significant biological, physical, and economic qualities of forest regions in the continental U.S., and their effect on silviculture practices. The first chapter provides an overview of the forests of the U.S. and introduces the topic of social and institutional constraints on silviculture. Subsequent chapters each deal with a specific forest region, are written by a person intimately acquainted with the locality, and follow a regular outline to provide cohesion and facilitate regional comparisons. 1980 551 pp. Forest Ecology, 3rd Edition Stephen H. Spurr and Burton V. Barnes The growing interest and literature in this field created a need for a fresh updating of this classic text. It remains a comprehensive yet highly readable account of real world forests, including ecological aspects of successful forest management. Broad coverage embraces genetics and variation, environmental factors, site, community relations, ecosystem studies, glacial forest history, post-settlement history, compostition and succession. 1980 687 pp. Wildlife Biology, 2nd Edition Raymond F. Dasmann This updated and revised edition of the standard introductory text brings together the principles of ecology and population biology and the practice of wildlife conservation and management. It presents basic information on the value and present status of wild animal life, including a history of human relationships with and attitudes toward wildlife. Examines wildlife within the context of ecosystems, indicating why single-species approaches to conservation and management often fail. 1981 212 pp.
About the authors Henry A. Wright is currently Chairperson and Horn Professor of Range and Wildlife Management at Texas Tech University. Widely known as an authority on fire ecology, and an advocate of prescribed burning in range management, Dr. Wright has assisted more than fifty Texas ranchers over the past 15 years in planning and conducting burns. He has worked for the Department of the interior, the U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies as a researcher and consultant, and also conducts workshops for training agency personnel in fire management techniques. The author of over 80 articles in academic journals and several more in agricultural magazines, Dr. Wright received a Ph.D. in range management from Utah State University. Arthur W. Bailey is currently Professor of Range Ecology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton and serves as the coordinator of grazing management programs for the school's Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry. Dr. Bailey is a member of the Society for Range Management and the intermountain Section Society for Range Management. He received his Ph.D. in range management from Oregon State University.