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This richly-illustrated book presents the information necessary for fiber analysis in the field of pulp and paper. A discussion of raw-material structure and the features used for species identification in pulp is followed up by the description of 117 fiber species. Of these, 83 are wood fibers and 34 are of nonwood origin. The tree species range across all five continents, 29 from Eurasia, 38 from North America and 16 from the southern hemisphere and the tropics. Informative micrographs, identification tables, and distribution maps aid species differentiation, making this atlas ideal for everyone interested in fiber identification.
Botanical Classification.- 1 Wood Fibers.- 1 Geographic Distribution of Tree Species.- 2 Structure of Wood.- 3 Identification of Wood Species in Pulp.- 4 Descriptions of Softwoods.- 5 Descriptions of Hardwoods.- 2 Nonwood Fibers.- 6 Groups of Nonwood Fibers.- 7 Grass Fibers (Including Papyrus and Palms).- 8 Bast Fibers.- 9 Leaf Fibers.- 10 Fruit Fibers.- 11 Descriptions of Nonwood Plant Fibers.- 12 Descriptions of Nonplant Fibers.- Appendix: Distribution Maps of Tree Genera.- References.- Index to Common Names of Species Described.- Index to Scientific Names of Species Described.