Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, 5th Edition is a completely revised and updated edition of the venerable classic textbook. Expanding and updating key data, the new edition of this text will provide students, wood scientists, and wood product professionals with a comprehensive overview of the anatomical and physical nature of wood and the relationship of these characteristics to its use as an industrial raw material. With updated research findings and expanded discussions of key areas in wood science that reflect the changing face of the forest products industry, Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, 5th Edition will continue to be an indispensable text for students and professionals in the field.
Jim L. Bowyer is Director, Responsible Materials Program, Dovetail Partners, Inc and Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Department of Bioproducts and Bioprocess Engineering. Bowyer is a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science, Chairman of the Tropical Forest Foundation, and Past President of both the Forest Products Society and Society of Wood Science and Technology.
Rubin Shmulsky is an Associate Professor in the Forest Products Department at Mississippi State University, a consulting wood technologist, and a former Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.
John G. Haygreen is a retired Professor of Forest Products, who served on the faculties of Colorado State University, the University of Minnesota, and Auburn University. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science, and Past President of both the Forest Products Society and Society of Wood Science and Technology.