Stock up on textbooks with 40% off + FREE shipping or choose from thousands of Protocols eBooks at just 9.99 each!

cover

Atlas of Macroscopic Wood Identification

With a Special Focus on Timbers Used in Europe and CITES-listed Species

Authors: Ruffinatto, Flavio, Crivellaro, Alan

  • Includes all the main woods used in Europe and many lesser-known timbers
  • Not only macroscopic descriptions, but lots of other information about each wood
  • Describes to what extent timbers within one genus can be identified through macroscopic and microscopic analysis
see more benefits

Buy this book

eBook 130,89 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23566-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 228,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: December 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23565-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
About this book

This atlas presents macroscopic descriptions, macro cross section pictures, general characteristics and identification keys of 335 wood species currently introduced in the European timber market from all over the world. Overall 292 different genera are represented and CITES-listed timbers are also included. Macroscopic descriptions are based on a recently proposed list of macroscopic features for wood identification. Macroscopic features and their codes are defined and illustrated in the atlas. Wood descriptions also include information about natural durability, physical and mechanical properties, end uses, environmental sustainability and possible related misleading commercial names. Furthermore, each genus is described in terms of number of species, geographical distribution and main commercial timbers, and details are given about to what extent timbers within the genus can be typically identified through macroscopic and microscopic analysis, if any.

The atlas will be a valuable guide for all agents in charge for timber verification, those involved in the European Timber Regulation enforcement and CITES inspections, as well as wood scientists, foresters, wood sellers, wood restorers, and any wood worker and wood passionate interested in a fast and reliable tool for wood identification.

About the authors

Flavio Ruffinatto has a MS in Forestry and Environmental Sciences and a PhD in Agricultural, Forestry and Food Sciences (University of Turin, Italy). His professional and research interests include macroscopic and microscopic wood identification, forensic timber identification, wooden cultural heritage diagnostics and conservation. He has extensive experience teaching wood technology and wood identification for academic students and vocational training bodies.

Alan Crivellaro obtained his degree in Wood Science and Technology (2002), a B.Sc. in Forestry (2008) and a PhD (Doctor Europaeus) in Ecology in 2012 at the University of Padova (Italy). In 2002 he joined as assistant researcher the Trees and Timber Institute of the Italian National Research Council, and since that time he has been involved in a research program on timber strength classification until 2007 when he focused on his PhD. From 2015 to 2018 he was assistant professor in Wood Science at the Dept. Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry at the University of Padova. Alan Crivellaro teaches wood anatomy and plant ecology at international fieldweeks and summer school.

Buy this book

eBook 130,89 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • Due: December 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23566-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 228,79 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: December 6, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23565-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
Loading...

Recommended for you

Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atlas of Macroscopic Wood Identification
Book Subtitle
With a Special Focus on Timbers Used in Europe and CITES-listed Species
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23566-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23566-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23565-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 400
Number of Illustrations
375 illustrations in colour
Topics