The book is very timely, and will hopefully spark or feed a debate that needs to take place about balancing demands for timber and the desire for conservation of forest on a global scale. At the moment, developed countries are not only exporting forestry jobs but they are also exporting environmental damage, and that to countries with weaker government and environmental protection. I strongly recommend the book to foresters with a broad interest in the profession and those interested in forest policy.—International Forestry Review—
…the book draws from a wide range of global examples, disentangling the decisions shaping current policies and challenges that faces forestry today.
It is a welcome addition to the growing literature on global forest history and, given its cost, accessibility, and conciseness, holds much promise as a teaching resource.
Plantations and Protected Areas is a prime example of global history done well.