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Forest Ecosystems Hardcover – June 19, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0801888403 ISBN-10: 0801888409 Edition: 2nd

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  • Hardcover: 632 pages
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2nd edition (June 19, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801888409
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801888403
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.8 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #617,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In this revised edition, Perry has added leading scientists Oren and Hart to the authorship of this large volume, the most comprehensive book on forest ecosystem ecology so far... The work is easily readable and very exciting... This well-written volume is a must read for graduate students, ecologists, and managers in forestry, ecosystem ecology, and forest management.

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This acclaimed textbook is the most comprehensive available in the field of forest ecology.

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"Without question, this is an outstanding work on forest ecosystems in print. It is fresh, exciting, and more comprehensive than many other texts. Perry introduces a whole new view of forest ecosystems. This will challenge, stimulate, and redefine current understanding and management. The personal style and practical, clever examples will appeal to many disciplines and interests." -- Michael Amaranthus, U.S. Forest Service

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A very thorough, informative, and useful research source.
Chris Prange
I found the three cases studies to be well laid-out and concisely explained.
Dr. Reese Halter
I recently took a class in which this book was used as the primary text.
Joe Elenbaas

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
If you're looking for a detailed overview of how the forest ecosystem works, this is a great reference. Perry covers soil, nutrients, forest dynamics, etc. If you are new to the sciences, Perry does a good job of explaining key terms. This book is geared more towards science-minded people, but the material is broad enough for anyone interested in the forest.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Joe Elenbaas on March 26, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I recently took a class in which this book was used as the primary text. I found it to be an outstanding and indispensable tool which will be an ongoing resource for years to come in my quest for a working and applied knowledge of forest science. The authors systematically weave together the essential principles and concepts of empirical research informed by thoughtful integration of present environmental concerns, giving the reader a deep appreciation and awareness of the interconnected "web" of ecosystems, implications for sustainability, and the incredible vitality and vulnerability of planet earth. I was left with a greater sense of personal responsibility and awe, and am inspired to continue my quest to be a life-long student of earth sciences. Obvious mastery of content by it's authors; Perry, Hart and Oren, from detailed analysis to global implications, place the book on a level of importance for students and working scientists that will cause it to be pulled from the shelf for reference time and time again.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Reese Halter on March 22, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Perry, Oren and Hart have produced a smashing second edition Forest Ecosystem book. It it very well written and leads the reader from basic terminology into the forests of the world, climates and change over time. I especially enjoyed the chapters on disturbance in forest ecosystems as it relates to composition and structure. The chapter on biodiversity and how to maintain it -- is crucial. The book covers a number of other essential topics including genetics, soil, primary productivity, forest nutrition and nutrient cycling. I found the three cases studies to be well laid-out and concisely explained. The last chapter of the book - The Future is exceptional. Forest Ecosystems is a MUST read for all foresters, resource managers and conservation biologists. It's a book that will live long and prosper on many book shelves. Well done! Dr Reese Halter, Global Forest Science.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William Grandy on October 15, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Book was in new condition, as described, shipped promptly. My 1st choice in forest ecosystem textbooks. The only downside is black and white graphics
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