The encyclopedia of wood : a tree-by-tree guide to the world's most versatile resource (Book, 2005) [WorldCat.org]
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The encyclopedia of wood : a tree-by-tree guide to the world's most versatile resource

Author: Aidan Walker
Publisher: New York : Facts on File, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Encyclopedia of Wood is the most informative and comprehensive guide for all those who fully appreciate the beauty of wood. It is much more than a craftperson's guide. The anatomy and life cycle of trees are described, as are the subtleties of grain, pattern, figure, and color. Forest types from around the world are explained and illustrated, with a special section on the complex subject of deforestation and
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Aidan Walker
ISBN: 0816061815 9780816061815
OCLC Number: 57352782
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 192 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 31 cm
Contents: From tree to wood --
Anatomy of the tree --
How a tree grows --
Cell structure --
Grain and figure --
World forests --
Environmental issues --
Conservation and management --
Logging and extraction --
Conversion and grading --
Seasoning and preservatives --
Veneers and manufactured boards --
The directory of wood --
Contents --
Woods.
Responsibility: general editor, Aidan Walker.

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The Encyclopedia of Wood, New Edition provides an A-to-Z directory featuring more than 150 of the world's most popular woods, with information on growth rate, distribution, key characteristics,  Read more...

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