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The Encyclopedia of Wood, New Edition: A Tree by Tree Guide to the World's Most Versatile Resource


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An invaluable reference for woodworkers, crafters, furniture designers, and home enthusiasts, this comprehensive guide helps readers discover one of our most beautiful natural resources and learn how to use and appreciate this wonderfully versatile material. "The Encyclopedia of Wood, New Edition provides an A-to-Z directory featuring more than 150 of the world's most popular woods, with information on growth rate, distribution, key characteristics, working properties, and commercial uses. Each entry includes a detailed color photograph to show the tree's unique grain, pattern, figure, and color, providing a valuable visual resource for selecting timber. An informative introduction explains the anatomy and life cycle of trees as well as the process of producing boards and veneers, and examines essential conservation issues. Perfect for use in a range of applications, this richly illustrated guide is a one-stop resource to the remarkable world of wood.

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Intended for anyone who works with wood, this oversize reference (9x12") features a full-page entry for each of some 150 popular woods. Each entry provides thorough information on appearance, growth rate, distribution (with maps), working properties (in both narrative and chart form: impact resistance, stiffness, density, workability, bending strength, and crushing strength), and commercial uses, both historical and current. For visual identification, generous-size detailed color photographs display grain and color. An introductory section presents information on the anatomy of the tree, the world's forests, and logging and extraction. Editor Walker and four contributors combine their considerable expertise in carpentry, cabinetry, and timber applications as well as in writing about these subjects.
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Walker, Aidan
Gibbs, Nick
Leech, Lucinda
Walker, Aidan
Gibbs, Nick
Walker, Aidan
Leech, Lucinda
Facts on File
Trees & Forests - General
Plants - Trees
Nature Studies-Trees
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11.88x9.00x.83 in. 2.49 lbs.

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