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Title Forest road operations in the Tropics / John Sessions, editor
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 170 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Tropical forestry
Tropical forestry.
Contents Forest Roads in the Tropics -- Road Standards -- Economic Basis for Forest Road Construction -- Route Selection -- Road Building Materials -- Forest Road Construction -- Crossing Swamps and Wetspots -- Stream Crossings -- Forest Road Maintenance -- Road Equipment and Machinery -- Environmental Protection -- Concluding Comments
Summary "This book brings together information on road planning, location, design, construction, and maintenance to support environmentally acceptable operations in tropical forests. It highlights the challenges of road operations in the tropics, includes techniques that have been shown to be successful, and discusses newer technologies. It is intended as a reference book for the forest engineer and others interested in the planning and management of tropical forests. Numerical examples are included to provide clarity for interpreting graphs; procedures, and formulas. The book covers the various facets of road management from design objectives through practices to control environmental impacts."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-164) and index
Notes Print version record
In Springer e-books
Subject Forest management -- Tropics.
Forest roads -- Tropics.
Form Electronic book
Author Sessions, John (Writer on forestry)
LC no. 2006935980
ISBN 3540463925 (Cloth)
9783540463924 (Cloth)