The Anatomy of Wood: its diversity and variability


Descibes and illustrates by reference to common widely distributed trees, the diversity of wood anatomy, and explains the use of anatomical features in relation to methods of wood identification. The variability of the wood of a tree species, and within an individual tree, and its bearing on the utilization of the timber, is also included.
An outline treatment of the chemical and physical structure of the wood substance furnishes a background of understanding of some of the physical properties of timber generally.

Fully illustated by photographs (b&w)and line drawings and with an extensive bibliography and index.

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