|About the Book|
Russia and the other republics of the former USSR are now more accessible than at any other time in history. In the future, the forest resource of Russia, easily the greatest of any country in the world, will become even more globally important both environmentally and commercially. This new dictionary incorporates an updated and enlarged version of the first Russian-English edition, published in 1966, plus an entirely new English-Russian section of similar size. It contains many new terms, species names, acronyms and abbreviations to account for the great changes which have taken place in Russian forestry in terms of mechanization, woodworking technology, forest management and economics, environmental pollution and conservation. A list of the botanical names of trees and shrubs, with their Russian and English equivalents has also been included. The book has been compiled by Dr William Linnard, former Assistant Director of the Commonwealth Forestry Bureau, with over 40 years experience of abstracting and translating forestry literature and David Darrah-Morgan, a full-time translator, specializing in forestry and related fields.