Concise Encyclopedia of Wood & Wood-Based Materials
- A.P. Schniewind, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
For wood technologists, foresters, civil engineers, architects, designers, timber merchants and furniture manufacturers.
- Published: July 1989
- Imprint: PERGAMON
- ISBN: 978-0-08-034726-4
The book presents a complete source of technical information for anyone who uses wood or who must make decisions on the use of wood, wood-based or woody materials. Therefore, it will be a valuable publication that wood technologists and any user of wood consult worldwide and which - even though not written as a textbook - will also widely be used as a standard reference for teaching wood technology.
Wood Science and Technology
Table of Contents
A Selection of Articles: Acoustic emission and acousto-ultrasonic characteristics. Acoustic properties. Archaeological wood. Bamboo. Biotechnology in wood processing. Building with wood. Chemical composition. Coconut wood. Cork. Density and porosity. Design with wood. Deterioration by insects and other animals during use. Fire and wood. Future availability. Glued laminated timber. Hardboard and insulation board. History of timber use. Lignin-based polymers. Lumber: Types and grades. Macroscopic anatomy. Paper and paperboard. Particleboard and dry-process fiberboard. Plywood. Protective finishes and coatings. Rattan and cane. Resources of timber worldwide. Stringed instruments: Wood selection. Shrinking and swelling. Surface chemistry. Thermal degradation. Timbers of Africa. Timbers of Europe. Timbers of the Far East. Ultrastructure. Weathering. Wood-polymer composites. Index.
800 lit. refs. approx. 100 illus.