Contents List

Your first point of reference will probably be the contents list. The complete contents list will provide you with both the volume number and the page number of the entry. On the opening page of an entry a contents list is provided so that the full details of the articles within the entry are immediately available.

Alternatively you may choose to browse through a volume using the alphabetical order of the entries as your guide. To assist you in identifying your location within the Encyclopedia a running headline indicates the current entry and the current article within that entry.

You will find 'dummy entries' where obvious synonyms exist for entries or where we have grouped together related topics. Dummy entries appear in both the contents list and the body of the text.

Example

If you were attempting to locate material on yield tables and forecasting via the contents list:

YIELD TABLES see MENSURATION: Forest Measurements; Growth and Yield; Timber and Tree Measurements; Yield Tables, Forecasting, Modeling and Simulation.

The dummy entry directs you to the Yield Tables, Forecasting and Simulation article, in the MENSURATION entry. At the appropriate location in the contents list, the page numbers for articles under Mensuration are given.

If you were trying to locate the material by browsing through the text and you looked up Yield Tables then the following information would be provided in the dummy entry:

Yield Tables see Mensuration: Forest Measurements; Growth and Yield; Timber and Tree Measurements; Yield Tables, Forecasting, Modeling and Simulation.

Alternatively, if you were looking up Mensuration the following information could be provided:

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