Springer Series in Wood Science

Trees and Wood in Dendrochronology

Morphological, Anatomical, and Tree-Ring Analytical Characteristics of Trees Frequently Used in Dendrochronology

Authors: Schweingruber, Fritz H.

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-77157-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-77159-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

The science of dendrochronology has grown significantly in the past 20 years. In the 1950s and 1960s, interest in the subject was limited to only a handful of scientists who perceived in dendrochronology a "l'art pour l'art". Today, however, specialists from many different fields recognize and are pursuing the problems of dendrochronology. Tree-ring research has acquired a permanent role in the various sciences of archeology, history, geology, ecology, and climatology. The founders of dendrochronology themselves were of varied scientific backgrounds and interests. For example, A. E. Douglass in the United States was an astronomer, B. Huber in Germany a forest-biologist, and F. N. Shvedov in Russia a climatologist. Today the spectrum is even broader. Many denĀ­ drochronologists are authorities in mathematics, archeology, history, forestry, botany, wood technology, ecology geography, geology, etc. It is, therefore, understandable that it has become almost impossible for one individual to encompass the entire field. Bitvinskas (1974), Fritts (1976), Schweingruber (1983), and Mitsutani (1990) have attempted, each guided by his own interests, to provide at least an overview of the field. Recently, individual aspects have been presented by groups of authors in books edited by Fletscher (1978), Hughes et al. (1982), Jacoby and Hornbeck (1987) and Bradley and Jones (1992). It is very likely that in the future summaries covering each branch of dendrochronology will be published.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans

    Pages 1-2

  • Factors Influencing the Development and Form of Stem Cross-Sections

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans

    Pages 3-27

  • Tree Species in Eurasia and Japan

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans

    Pages 28-207

  • Tree Species in North America

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans

    Pages 208-342

  • Tree Species in the Southern Hemisphere

    Schweingruber, Fritz Hans

    Pages 343-385

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-77157-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-77159-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Trees and Wood in Dendrochronology
Book Subtitle
Morphological, Anatomical, and Tree-Ring Analytical Characteristics of Trees Frequently Used in Dendrochronology
Authors
Translated by
Johnson, S.
Series Title
Springer Series in Wood Science
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-77157-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-77157-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-77159-0
Series ISSN
1431-8563
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 402
Topics