Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction

Jim L. Bowyer, Rubin Shmulsky, John G. Haygreen

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Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction - Jim L. Bowyer, Rubin Shmulsky, John G. Haygreen

Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, Fifth Edition is a revised and updated edition of this classic introductory textbook. The fifth edition discusses key areas in wood science including characteristics and structure of wood, applications and performance capabilities of forest products, and the environmental implications of the use of wood-based materials. In addition, the authors explain basic production processes and explore the use of wood as a source of energy and industrial chemicals.Expanding and updating key data, the new edition of Forest Products and Wood Science provides students, wood scientists, and forest product professionals with a comprehensive overview of the anatomical and physical nature of wood and the relationship of these characteristics to its use as an industrial raw material. The fifth edition also contains a valuable new webliography providing an extensive list of valuable web resources available in the areas of forest products and wood science. With updated research findings and expanded discussions of key areas in wood science that reflect the changing face of the forest products industry, Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction, Fifth Edition will continue to be an indispensable text for students and professionals in the field.

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