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Primary Wood Processing

Principles and Practice

  • John C. F. Walker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Brian Butterfield
    Pages 1-22
  3. John C. F. Walker
    Pages 69-94
  4. Morwenna Spear, John C. F. Walker
    Pages 95-120
  5. Shakti Chauhan, Robert Donnelly, Chih-lin Huang, Ryogo Nakada, Yin Yafang, John C. F. Walker
    Pages 121-158
  6. Shakti Chauhan, Robert Donnelly, Chih-lin Huang, Ryogo Nakada, Yin Yafang, John C. F. Walker
    Pages 159-202
  7. Philip Blackwell, John C. F. Walker
    Pages 203-250
  8. Tim Langrish, John C. F. Walker
    Pages 251-295
  9. Kevin Archer, Stan Lebow
    Pages 297-338
  10. David E. Kretschmann, Roland Hernandez
    Pages 339-390
  11. Sheldon Shi, John C. F. Walker
    Pages 391-426
  12. John C. F. Walker
    Pages 477-534
  13. Chris Williamson
    Pages 535-556
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 557-596

About this book

Introduction

This book is primarily a general text covering the whole sweep of the forest industries. The over-riding emphasis is on a clear, simple interpretation of the underlying science, demonstrating how such principles apply to processing operations. The book starts by considering the broad question "what is wood?" by looking at the biology, chemistry and physics of wood structure (first 4 chapters). This sets the scene. Next key chapters examine "wood quality" – explaining how and why wood quality can be so variable and implications for processing. Finally, in a series of chapters, various "industrial processes" are reviewed and interpreted. The 2nd Edition is a total revision. A few chapters remain relatively unchanged (no change for the sake of change). Many have been totally rewritten. All chapters have been written by specialists, but the presentation targets a generalist audience.

Keywords

Silviculture composite forest paper wood

Authors and affiliations

  • John C. F. Walker
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CanterburyNew Zealand

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