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    17th Century Forestry 17th Century Forestry Presentation Transcript

    • Quantification in 17th Century Forestry
      Simon Gooding-Townsend
      McMaster University, 4UU3
      November 30th, 2010
    • John Evelyn and Sylva
      Evelyn, 1620-1706
      English gentleman
      Secretary and founding member of Royal Society
      Sylva, 1664
      Four editions
      First book printed by Royal Society
    • 1669 French Forest Ordinance
      Colbert, 1619-1683
      French Finance minister
      Louis XIV, rex 1643-1715
      Ordinance
      Took 8 years to plan and implement
      Not very many photos available
    • Louis XIV
      Charles II
    • The Navy
    • Analysis
      What elements do the texts quantify?
      What are the differences between the texts?
      How does this quantification compare to contemporary quantification?
    • Sylva
      “In other places, the cord is four feet in height; and four feet over; or, to speak more geometrically, a solid made up of three dimensions, four feet high, four feet broad, and eight feet long; the content one hundred and twenty-eight cubic feet.”
      “But by none, in my apprehension, set forth in a more facile and accurate way, than what that industrious mathematician, Mr. Leybourn, has published, in his late Line of Proportion made Easy, and others his labours.”
    • French Forest Ordinance
      If there be found any encroachment or extension beyond the piedscorniers, the merchant shall be condemned to pay fourfold the rate of the highest sum of his bidding, in case that the wood cut by him shall be of the same kind of tree as that of the purchase; and if it be of a better kind, quality, or age, he shall be bound to pay that penalty, and to make restitution au pieds le tour. (XVI.9)
    • For example, this does not consider :
      Quantification in husbandry directions
      Quantification of time, either seasonal or years
      Enumeration of the number of individuals who filled certain roles
      The use of lists
      The use of numerals
    • I am obliged to include another image of Porter’s book because we have not seen enough of it this semester
    • Conclusion
    • Conclusion
    • Apologies for the Crosby image. I know that you do not want to think about the course material anymore.
      Conclusion
    • Apologies for the Crosby image. I know that you do not want to think about the course material anymore.
      Conclusion
    • Apologies for the Crosby image. I know that you do not want to think about the course material anymore.
      Conclusion
    • Image Credits
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      http://sylva.org.uk/images/John_Evelyn_portrait_000.jpg
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