Primary Wood Processing

Principles and Practice

Authors: Walker, John C.F.

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About this Textbook

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.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The structure of wood: form and function

    Brian Butterfield

    Pages 1-22

  • Basic wood chemistry and cell wall ultrastructure

    John C. F. Walker

    Pages 23-67

  • Sawmilling

    Philip Blackwell, John C. F. Walker

    Pages 203-250

  • Drying of timber

    Tim Langrish, John C. F. Walker

    Pages 251-295

  • Wood preservation

    Kevin Archer, Stan Lebow

    Pages 297-338

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-4393-2
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.00
price for USA
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7120-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Primary Wood Processing
Book Subtitle
Principles and Practice
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-4393-2
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-4393-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-4392-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7120-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
X, 596
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