The first part of the book is a detailed history of the foundations of forestry in the Eastern U.S. ranging from complete destruction of the forests and habitats to the establishment of the national forests. Important figures, organizations and guidelines are all introduced making this a great textbook to pull from for my Forestry class.
The case studies pull you into present issues facing the forests. The study in Allegheny National Forest is extremely pertinent to me and will be put to use in classes, as I live on the Marcellus Shale.
A great text for anyone teaching forestry, or interested in the history of these forests.
This book was received as an Advanced Reading Copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.