Primary Wood Processing: Principles and Practice

Primary Wood Processing: Principles and Practice

by John C.F. Walker
     
 

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This book is primarily a general text covering the whole sweep of the forest industries. The over-riding emphasis is on a clear, simple interpretation of the underlying science, demonstrating how such principles apply to processing operations. The book starts by considering the broad question "what is wood?" by looking at the biology, chemistry and physics of wood

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This book is primarily a general text covering the whole sweep of the forest industries. The over-riding emphasis is on a clear, simple interpretation of the underlying science, demonstrating how such principles apply to processing operations. The book starts by considering the broad question "what is wood?" by looking at the biology, chemistry and physics of wood structure (first 4 chapters). This sets the scene. Next key chapters examine "wood quality" – explaining how and why wood quality can be so variable and implications for processing. Finally, in a series of chapters, various "industrial processes" are reviewed and interpreted. The 2nd Edition is a total revision. A few chapters remain relatively unchanged (no change for the sake of change). Many have been totally rewritten. All chapters have been written by specialists, but the presentation targets a generalist audience.

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Aus den Rezensionen zur 2. Auflage:

"… Das Buch … gibt einen sehr interessanten Überblick zu Struktur, Eigenschaften und Verwendung von Holz. Es ist dem Autor gelungen, in sehr kompakter Form ein gut lesbares Werk vorzulegen … Es ist … in sehr anschaulicher Form umfassend zusammengestellt. … Insbesondere im Bereich der Grundlagen gelang es, das aktuelle Wissen … sehr gut und dicht zusammenzustellen. … zahlreiche neue Arbeiten … ergänzen … hervorragend die meist älteren Untersuchungen … Die anwendungsorientierten Kapitel … sind eher als erster Überblick für den Einsteiger oder den Studierenden der forstlichen Fachrichtungen … sehr gut geeignet."

(Peter Niemz, in: Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen, 2007, Vol. 158, Issue 3-4, S. 80)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789048171200
Publisher:
Springer Netherlands
Publication date:
11/23/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 2nd ed. 2006
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.23(d)

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