If you care about forest preservation, "The Forest and the Trees" is the book for you.
Read "The Forest and the Trees" for a primer on how forestry should be practiced.
Book of the Bimonth: The Forest and the Trees, a Guide to Excellent Forestry by Gordon Robinson is an absolutely essential forestry book for citizens interested in preserving our national forests. Robinson managed forestlands for the Southern Pacific Railroad for 27 years, then became a full-time consultant to and spokesman for the Sierra Club and other conservation organizations. This book describes how forestry ought to be practiced, but seldom is. It is readable, engaging, and packed with essential information. (The Forest and the Trees by Gordon Robinson, Island Press, 1988, 257 pages, $19.95.)