Wood Characteristics

Description, Causes, Prevention, Impact on Use and Technological Adaptation

Authors: Richter, Christoph

  • Describes the different forms and causes of wood characteristics in detail
  • More than 1,000 illustrations, most of them in color
  • Compares wood characteristics found in trees of the boreal, temperate and tropical climate zones
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This book offers a broad range of options for technically adapting, handling and processing wood with specific wood characteristics.  It starts by discussing wood anatomy and the general factors leading to the formation of wood characteristics. The individual characteristics are then categorized into four groups: 1. Wood characteristics inherent in a tree’s natural growth. 2. Biotically-induced wood characteristics. 3. Abiotically-induced wood characteristics. 4.  Types and causes of cracks.

New to this English edition is a comparison of wood characteristics found in trees from the boreal, temperate and tropical climate zones. The results show a clear relationship between the effects of sunshine duration, the vertical and horizontal angle of radiation, and crown coverage and the way wood characteristics form.

The book addresses all those who work with wood professionally: foresters, gardeners and arborists who want to be able to observe a living tree and identify its internal features and the causes of its prominent wood characteristics. Based on the findings described in this book they can determine how to avoid certain undesirable characteristics, or alternatively how to promote favorable ones as the tree and stand grow. Botanists and dendrologists will learn how wood characteristics arise, and how they affect living trees and wood products. The needs of wood technologists seeking to prevent adverse wood characteristics from influencing wood processing, or to enhance favorable wood characteristics, are also addressed.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • The Anatomical Structure of Wood

    Richter, Christoph

    Pages 3-5

  • Wood Characteristic or Defect?

    Richter, Christoph

    Pages 7-9

  • General Factors Leading to the Formation of Wood Characteristics

    Richter, Christoph

    Pages 11-26

  • Overview of the Main Wood Characteristics

    Richter, Christoph

    Pages 29-32

  • Wood Characteristics Inherent in a Tree’s Natural Growth

    Richter, Christoph

    Pages 35-124

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07422-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-07421-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36029-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Wood Characteristics
Book Subtitle
Description, Causes, Prevention, Impact on Use and Technological Adaptation
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Researchco Book Centre, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07422-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07422-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07421-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36029-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 222
Number of Illustrations and Tables
164 b/w illustrations, 201 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Original German edition published by DRW-Verlag Weinbrenner, Leinfelden-Echterdingen, 2010
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