Introduction to the Study of Modern Forest Economy

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General Books LLC, 2009 - Law - 168 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... military man has access to the gaities of city life, and the excitement of the military station. The depressing influence of continuous life in the forest is, I have been told, very considerable--day after day, month after month--trees, trees, trees everywhere--trees and shade, trees and shade--shade which reminds one of the expression the valley of the shadow of death. In most if not in all of the Schools of Forestry the students are trained in the use of the rifle. At one institute I asked why this was done seeing that the students would be exempt from military service. The answer was 'partly to enable them to shoot game for the maintenance of their household; but also partly to fit them for finding relaxation in the chase, when they may feel lonely in their forest home' In accordance with the salary and social position assigned to forest officials on the Continent is the salary assigned to officials in the forest service of India, and in that of the colony of the Cape of Good Hope and other British dependencies. Amongst Hebrew apothegms which have come down to us, there is one to the effect, There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, and it tendeth to poverty; and another to the effect, The liberal heart deviseth liberal things, and by liberal things shall it be established, or stand. Illustrations of large returns having been obtained from liberal expenditure judiciously applied, is supplied by the history of forestal operations in India during the last five-and-twenty years. Reference has been made ante p. 39 to distress having been occasioned in India through a great destruction of wood in connection with railway operations there, when these were begun. The consideration of this gave a great impuls...

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