FORESTS AND MEN by William B

FORESTS AND MEN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This history of United States' forests is told by a dedicated expert whose forty old years in the Forest Service and with lumber associations and industries more than qualify him for the exhaustive work he has produced. For here is the full story, not only of the abuse of our national heritage, but also of the long, hard, and often bitter fight for forest protection, not only against the dread forest fires but for long range conservation planning. There are stories of smoke eaters who died on the job, of the men who battled for eternal vigilance and laws to enforce it, of the con between private enterprise and government interests, of the development of co-operative efforts to prevent timber famine and of better management and regulatory procedures. A book for every forestry school and lumber industry, this should prove a valuable reference as well as educational tool.

Pub Date: May 17th, 1951
Publisher: Doubleday