Dr. Kim Iles, biometrician and consultant on Forest Inventory in British Columbia, Canada, has issued three books, which are very interesting for people who are only related to the field as well as to students and to professional biometricians.
Book One “A Sampler of Inventory Topics” (printed 2003, 2004, 2015) The intended audience is measurement people (forestry and otherwise) who probably know the basics and want more depth, and those that want a practically useful background in sampling. It covers Statistics, Variable Plot Sampling and 3P sampling in detail.
Book Two“The Compassman, The Nun, and the Steakhouse Statistician” (printed 2009) The intended audience is forest inventory professionals, young biometricians or those with statistical training, and those who have to solve practical sampling problems and wish to get beyond equations and grasp some. Each chapter examines practical issues of sampling, professional development, or statistical techniques.
Book Three “The Retread, The Reject and the Tower Statistician” (printed 2014) They are especially suitable for studying the forest inventory methods in Northern America, but I am sure that anyone else would find it very interesting. For further details please refer to Kim´s website www.island.net/~kiles/ In co-operation with the BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences at Vienna, Austria, a video was produced featuring Prof. Dr. Walter Bitterlich – his life, his method and his inventions. The method of Angle Count Sampling is explained very well so that even non forestry people can understand it very easily.