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Bamboo: The Plant and its Uses

Provides a comprehensive presentation of the properties of bamboo
Readers will discover diverse perspectives of the contributing authors such as the plant’s biology, its taxonomy, habitat, morphology, growth and different aspects of the cultivation of bamboo
The topic of this book is particularly relevant to scientists, professionals, and graduate students with a strong interest in this unique plant

Series: Tropical Forestry Volume: 10

By: Walter Liese (Editor), Michael Köhl (Editor)

356 pages, 125 colour & 45 b/w photos and illustrations, 43 tables

Springer-Verlag

Hardback | Apr 2015 | #221034 | ISBN-13: 9783319141329
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NHBS Price: £126.00 $159/€150 approx

About this book

Bamboo: The Plant and its Uses presents the state-of-the-art knowledge on bamboo. It starts with an introduction to the plant's biology, its taxonomy, habitat, morphology and growth. The cultivation of bamboo is discussed in terms of silviculture, pests and diseases, and harvesting techniques. The book is completed by a comprehensive presentation of the properties of bamboo, its utilization and its preservation.

Bamboo is the fastest-growing and most versatile plant on Earth. For centuries it has played an indispensible part in the daily life of millions of people in tropical countries. In recent decades it has gained increasing importance as a substitute for timber. Bamboo: The Plant and its Uses was developed as a reference text for scientists, professionals, and graduate students with a strong interest in this unique plant.


Contents

1 Bamboo Taxonomy and Habitat L. G. Clark (Iowa State Univ., USA), X. Londono (Soc. Colombia del Bambu, 11574, Cali, Colombia), E. Ruiz-Sanchez (Instituto de Ecologia, Patzcuaro, Michoacan, 616000 Mexico)
2 Important Bamboo Species Andrew Benton (INBAR, China)
3 Bamboo Morphology and Growth Ratan Lal Banik (New Delhi, India)
4 Bamboo Resources, Yield and Volume Yannick Kuehl
5 Bamboo Silviculture Ratan Lal Banik (New Delhi, India)
6 Pests and Diseases of Bamboos Shu Jinping, Wang Haojie (Research Inst. Subtropical Forestry, Fuyang, China)
7 Harvesting Techniques Ratan Lal Banik (New Delhi, India)
8 Properties of the Bamboo Culm Walter Liese (Univ. Hamburg, Germany), Thi Kim Hong Tang (Nong Lam Univ. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
9 Preservation and Drying of Bamboo Walter Liese (Univ. Hamburg, Germany ), Thi Kim Hong Tang (Nong Lam Univ. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
10 Utilization of Bamboo Walter Liese (Univ. Hamburg, Germany), Johannes Welling (Thunen Institute of Wood Research, Hamburg, Germany), Thi Kim Hong Tang (Nong Lam Univ. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)


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