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Australian Forest Woods

Characteristics, Uses and Identification

Hardback
July 2019
9781486307784
More details
  • Publisher
    CSIRO Publishing
  • Published
    18th July
  • ISBN 9781486307784
  • Language English
  • Pages 232 pp.
  • Size 8.5" x 11.75"
  • Images color photos
$59.95

Australian Forest Woods describes about 130 of the most significant Australian forest trees and their wood. The introductory sections introduce the reader to the uniqueness and usefulness of forest trees. The book examines the forest tree species and their wood with photographs, botanical descriptions and a summary of the characteristics of the wood. A section on wood identification includes fundamental information on tree growth and wood structure, as well as images of the basic characteristics.

With over 900 images, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written on Australian forest woods, both for the amateur and the professional wood enthusiast. Macrophotographs of the wood are shown in association with a physical description of wood characteristics, which will aid identification. This technique was developed by Jean-Claude Cerre, France, and his macrophotographs are included in the book.

Features:

- Over 900 color images
- Species descriptions, including a summary of the characteristics of the wood
- A section on wood identification, including fundamental information on tree growth and wood structure
- First time that macrophotographs of wood have been shown in association with a physical description of wood characteristics. This technique was developed by Jean-Claude Cerre, France.

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface
Dedication
Introduction
Australian forest species used for their wood
Wood figures
A new future for wood identification
Macrophotographs of species listed by Family
Bibliography
Index

Morris Lake

Morris Lake worked for the Queensland Department of Primary Industries from 1961 to 1998. Since retiring in 1998, he has served in the International Wood Collectors Society (IWCS) as AustralAsian Regional Trustee (2002–04) and Publications Chairman (2004–07). He has written several books, including Australian Trees and Shrubs, and previously edited the IWCS journals World of Wood and Down Under. He has produced, authored or co-authored over 450 publications.