336 pages, 700 colour photos, colour distribution maps, colour tables
Guide to the Properties and Uses of Southern African Wood is a fully illustrated, scientifically accurate guide to the characteristics, properties and uses of wood from 140 Southern African tree species.
- Species treatments include information on conservation status, uses, mechanical properties, durability, identification features, woodworking properties and comments from wood users on workability.
- Photographs of tree bark, untreated and treated wood, end-grain macrographs, as well as worked items.
- Provides information on historical uses, where trees grow, availability and sustainability of the wood and the practicalities of harvesting and processing.
- Superior quality text and excellent reproduction and printing.
The only commercially available book which focuses on the properties of Southern African wood, written in a style that will appeal to a wide audience: professional woodworkers, designers, architects, wood dealers and wood collectors, hobbyists, botanists and anyone interested in trees and wood.
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Stephanie Dyer- Stephanie's interest in wood led to a career in wood science. She also provides a wood identification and timber information service and runs workshops on wood identification. Barry James - Barry is an ecologist and environmental consultant, who runs an environmental consultancy. He has always had a passion for wood and woodworking and this, combined with is interest in plant ecology led him to start collecting and trading indigenous South African woods. Danielle James - Danielle runs an environmental consultancy in partnership with her husband Barry James. She is passionate about getting others excited about the diversity and beauty of South African Indigenous woods.