Elsevier's dictionary of forestry : in English, German, French and Russian /

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Author / Creator:Deliĭska, Bori͡ana.
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2004.
Description:1051 p. ; 25 cm.
Subject:Forests and forestry -- Dictionaries -- Polyglot.
Forests and forestry.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/6820943
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Varying Form of Title:Dictionary of forestry
Other authors / contributors:Manoilov, P. (Peter), 1951-
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [v-vi]) and index.
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Elsevier's dictionary, a comprehensive, up-to-date list of terms covering all aspects of forest science, management, and conservation, contains 9,800 terms, 8,600 cross-references, and more than 2,000 tree species. Latin names of species and insects are included. The authors' preface states that "the modern terms were taken from Internet sites and from current publications in journals in the respective languages." The base vocabulary lists English terms with very brief definitions, followed by lists of terms in German, French, and Russian, with references to the English equivalents. If the term is self-explanatory ("decaying wood," "pine cone"), no definition is given. This dictionary complements Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, ed. by Jeffery Burley et al. (4v., CH, Dec'04, 42-1941). Both will be needed by large academic libraries supporting programs in forestry and the related fields of ecology, entomology, and environmental science. The dictionary will be particularly useful to graduate students, faculty members, or forest engineers from abroad who are studying or doing research in the US. A good but less expensive alternative (but only in English), The Dictionary of Forestry, ed. by John A. Helms (1998), will better serve the needs of undergraduates and general readers who simply need an English-language dictionary. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Graduate students; faculty. R. G. Sabin Rice University

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