By: HE Desch and JM Dinwoodie
306 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
For nearly 60 years, "Timber: Structure, Properties, Conversion, and Use" has been the authoritative text on timber technology. Now in its seventh edition, this book remains a vital resource, providing accurate, comprehensive, and fact-driven information for students and professionals in the field. From basic coverage of timber structure, properties, processing, and utilization, to more in-depth scientific investigations, this book covers all the issues and topics of concern to readers with a wide range of levels of sophistication.
Timber technology has not stood still since the last revision; "Timber: Structure, Properties, Conversion, and Use" has kept the pace, exploring such high-tech topics as computer-aided wood identification and log conversion, radio frequency drying of wood, enhancement of wood with plastics, application of preservatives with high-pressure vacuum systems, and the development and application of flame-retardant solutions. Other timely updates include enlarging the chapter on mechanical performance to cover elastic behavior, toughness, and the use of structural-sized timber for strength tests. The chapter on board materials has also been extensively updated and enlarged to include information on new boards and structural composites that have emerged since the last edition.
One of the most important strengths of "Timber: Structure, Properties, Conversion, and Use" is its versatility as a reference for timber professionals while remaining approachable to students in the field
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