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Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, 7th Edition

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Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, 7th Edition

Rubin Shmulsky, P. David Jones

ISBN: 978-1-119-42637-0 December 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 504 Pages

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The updated seventh edition of the classic text on wood science and forestry 

The seventh edition of Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction offers a fully revised and updated review of the forest products industry. This classic text contains a comprehensive review of the subject and presents a thorough understanding of the anatomical and physical nature of wood. The authors emphasize its use as an industrial raw material.

Forest Products and Wood Science provides thorough coverage of all aspects of wood science and industry, ranging from tree growth and wood anatomy to a variety of economically important wood products, along with their applications and performance. The text explores global raw materials, the increasing use of wood as a source of energy and chemicals and environmental implications of the use of wood. This edition features new material on structural composites, non-structural composites, durability and protection, pulp and paper, energy and chemicals, and global raw materials. This seventh edition of the classic work:

  • Contains new information on a variety of topics including: structural composites, non-structural composites, durability and protection, pulp and paper, energy and chemicals and global raw materials
  • Includes a fully revised text that meets the changing needs of the forestry, engineering, and wood science academics and professionals
  • Presents material written by authors with broad experience in both the private and academic sectors 

Written for undergraduate students in forestry, natural resources, engineering, and wood science, as well as forest industry personnel, engineers, wood-based manufacturing and using professionals, the seventh edition of Forest Products and Wood Science updates the classic text that has become an indispensable resource.

Preface vii

Authors Biographical Sketches xi

Introduction xiii

About the Companion Website xxi

1. Tree Growth and Production of Woody Tissue 1

2. Macroscopic Character of Wood 21

3. Composition and Structure of Wood Cells 45

4. Softwood Structure 65

5. Hardwood Structure 79

6. Juvenile Wood, Reaction Wood, and Wood of Branches 107

7. Wood and Water 141

8. Density and Specific Gravity 175

9. Strength and Mechanics 197

10. Durability and Protection 231

11. Silvicultural Practices and Wood Quality 257

12. Lumber 293

13. Structural Composites 325

14. Nonstructural Composites 369

15. Pulp and Paper 401

16. Energy and Chemical Products 425

17. Global Raw Materials 447

Index 471