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A Guide to More Useful Woods of the World

  • Published: December 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 376 Pages
  • Forest Products Society (FPS)

Continuing with the great information available in A Guide to Useful Woods of the World, this book, edited by James H. Flynn, Jr., features an additional 71 species of wood bringing the total of published Wood Data Sheets to 350. For each species highlighted, information is presented on the scientific name, family name, common name, distribution, the tree, the timber, seasoning, durability, workability, uses, and supplies. In addition there is a line drawing of a key botanical feature, a photomicrograph of the wood end grain, and a color photograph of a sample of the wood.

Also included in A Guide to More Useful Woods of the World are articles by highly respected professionals in wood-related matters.

Articles included are:

- Simple Wood Microtomy by Ernie Ives
- Marquetry: A Definition and Brief History by Siegfried Klotsche
- Forests and Trees of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula by Alan B. Curtis
- International Trading in Timber Over the Years by Richard Crow
- Aromatic Woods: Their Products and Uses by Robert Goldsack
- Wood Darkening and Mineralization – The Aging and Ebonizing Process by Eugene Dimitriadis
- Fluorescent Woods of READ MORE >

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Using the Book
About the Editor

Wood Data Sheets

Articles

Simple Wood Microtomy
Ernie Ives

Marquetry: A Definition and Brief History
Siegfried Klotsche

Forests and Trees of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula
Alan B. Curtis

International Trading in Timber Over the Years
Richard Crow

Oaks of the World: Bona Fide and So-Called Flora
Richard Crow

Cedar: Pharaoh of Woods
Richard Crow

World’s Ebony Species, Black Woods
Richard Crow

Mahoganies: Other “Kings of Timber”
Richard Crow

Pining for More Information About Pinus
Richard Crow

Collecting an Ancient World of Bog Oak
Richard Crow

Aromatic Woods: Their Products and Uses
Robert Goldsack

Wood Darkening and Mineralization – The Aging and Ebonizing Process
Eugene Dimitriadis

Fluorescent Woods of the World
Regis B. Miller

Identification of Wood by Chemical Fingerprinting
Mihaly Czako

Indices
- Combined Common Name and Scientific Name Index
- Family Name Index

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