Forestry People and Places:
Selected Writings from Five Decades
This insightful and readable new book by
Professor Dennis Richardson, former director of the New Zealand Forest Research Institute,
is a special selection from his many and varied writings. The work includes 72 essays,
papers and addresses from five decades of observing changes to the world, its forests and
its people. Dennis Richardson delivers acute observations of the roles of forestry in
society, the people he has met and the places he has visited.
Many of these works have never been published.
Each section is updated with new introductions in which Dennis Richardson delivers
acute observations on the roles of forestry in society, the people he has met and the
places he has visited.
A prolific traveller, Dennis Richardson has
been better placed than many to witness history - in a career spanning the early days of
modern forestry practice to the jungle tribes of Irian Jaya, the coral islands of the
Pacific and the highways and by-ways of European forestry. An advisor to the Asian
Development Bank, Dennis Richardson poses questions to the conventional wisdom of
attempting to duplicate a development economy in undeveloped countries. The former
director of the world renowned New Zealand Forest Research Institute, Dennis Richardson
delivers a broadside at current research trends.
But this is far from being only a scientific tome, as Dennis Richardsons
essays include personal and professional insights into China before and after the Cultural
Revolution. Readers will also learn of the history of curry, read about the first Japanese
restaurant in the Pacific Islands and other items of food and folklore.
A treasure suitable for a wide range of readers:
- Forestry specialists and China watchers
- Environmental and development interests
- General interest readers
- A must buy for libraries.
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