Introduction to world forestry

Posted: 1 August 2000

Author: Jack Westoby
Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1989,£12.95

This is a brilliant introduction to the complex world of forests, and the conflicts that surround them at the end of the 20th century.

Jack Westoby writes with passion about the evolution of trees and their social and ecological importance. He includes a number of extremely useful country reviews and a critique of current aid and development policies as they affect forests.

Reviewer: Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud

Jean-Paul Jeanrenaud is head of the WWF International Forest Programme