Chemistry in the Education of a Forester
Author: Jahn, Edwin C.
Source: Journal of Forestry, Volume 37, Number 6, 1 June 1939 , pp. 449-452(4)
Publisher: Society of American Foresters
Abstract:Forestry is an applied science based on the natural sciences. Because of this fact most forestry curricula include a smattering of work in all the natural sciences. In a sense this is a desirable situation; in another sense it is an undesirable situation. It is desirable in that it acquaints the student with a rather broad section of the world's scientific knowledge; it is undesirable in that the acquaintance must, because of lack of time, be somewhat superficial. Many educational advantages would result from having each forestry student pursue at least one natural science far beyond the beginning or elementary course. Dr. Jahn develops the case for chemistry. A somewhat similar case could be developed for physics, for mathematics, for geology, or for zoology. Full and complete training in any science would focus attention on the value of thoroughness than which nothing is more necessary or desirable in any program of professional education.
Document Type: Journal article
Publication date: 1939-06-01
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