wood production Books

  • Advances in Adhesives, Adhesion Science, and Testing

    Eleven peer-reviewed papers focus on new adhesives, particularly from the perspective of the newer test methods emerging to better determine adhesive reliability. Subjects cover:• Test methods and specification that improve the ability to determine long-term bond durability• Bonding and debonding of wood products• Test methods that ...

  • Reliability-Based Design of Engineered Wood Structures

    Throughout the world, wood products and engineered wood structures have a tremendous economic significance, but the wood industry has historically received less attention and a lower degree of financial support for new development than other construction materials. At the same time, reliability-based design procedures (RBD) for engineered ...

  • Environmental Impacts of Treated Wood

    Due to the extensive use of treated wood products throughout urban and agricultural communities, information concerning the environmental and health risks associated with treated wood is very much in demand. Responding to increasing need for a comprehensive and cohesive source on this topic, Environmental Impacts of Treated Wood compiles the ...

  • Pine Wilt Disease: A Worldwide Threat to Forest Ecosystems

    The pinewood nematode (PWN), Bursaphelenchus xylophilus, the causal agent of pine wilt disease (PWD), is a serious pest and pathogen of forest tree species, in particular among the genus Pinus. It was first reported from Japan in the beginning of the XXth century, where it became the major ecological catastrophe of pine forests, with losses ...

  • Industrial Dust Explosions

    Papers provide new data from laboratory and large-scale dust explosibility testing, data from recent accident investigations in industry, and information on the practical design of preventive and protective measures for industrial equipment. This is a comprehensive reference for such industries as coal mining, electric power generation, grain ...

  • Peatland Forestry

    The book provides a review and synthesis of boreal mire ecosystems including peat soil properties, mire hydrology, carbon and nutrient cycling, and classification of mire sites. The emphasis, however, is on peatland forests as a renewable natural resource. The approach originated in northern Europe, because there, especially in Finland, ...

  • Flavours and fragrances of plant origin - vol 1 (En )

    Series: Non-Wood Forest Products Flavours and fragrances are an important group of non-wood forest products. This publication contains information about sources, uses, manufacturing processes, markets, research needs and development potential of nine selected flavours and fragrances of plant origin. The selected flavours and fragrances represent ...

  • Guide and Resource Kit : Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products

    The Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products Guide and Resource Kit is a toolbox designed to help corporate managers understand and find the best advice on how to purchase products originating from the world's ...

  • Sustainable Procurement of Wood and Paper-based Products - An Introduction

    Decisions regarding the purchase and use of wood and paper-based products can have far-reaching, long-term impacts for the forests where they are harvested, the communities supported by wood-using industries, and the places where those products are purchased and ...

  • Economic Botany

    Unlike most books on economic botany this is not an encyclopedic listing of plants and their uses. Instead it is an attempt at understanding why plants are used. Economic botany is a multidisciplinary study and the purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to some of the scientific principles, processes, and practices involved. The ...

  • Economic Botany

    Unlike most books on economic botany this is not an encyclopedic listing of plants and their uses. Instead it is an attempt at understanding why plants are used. Economic botany is a multidisciplinary study and the purpose of this book is to provide an introduction to some of the scientific principles, processes, and practices involved. The ...

  • Environmental Effects of Afforestation in North-Western Europe

    Afforestation of former arable land is currently a common change in land use in many European countries. In addition to wood production, the new forests will provide a variety of environmental services, such as carbon sequestration or improved water quality. At the same time there may be negative impacts, such as reduced groundwater recharge. The ...

  • The world's mangroves. 1980-2005 (En)

    Series: FAO Forestry PapersMangroves, commonly found along sheltered coastlines in the tropics and subtropics, fulfil important socio-economic and environmental functions: providing wood and non-wood forest products, protecting shores against wind, waves and water currents; conserving biological diversity; protecting coral reefs, sea-grass beds ...

  • Laser Techniques in Luminescence Spectroscopy

    Laser techniques in luminescence from high-resolution methods, photolytic fragmentation to thermal lensing and capillary electrophoresis applications, and recent developments in time- and phase-resolution methodologies. Applications of laser fluorescence techniques to environmental materials, criminalistics, combustion studies, fiber optics, ...

  • ASTM International Standards for Sustainability in Building: 3rd Edition

    Includes all of the ASTM standards that are referenced by the U.S. Federal Green Construction Guide for Specifiers as of January 2007. This new edition, on CD-ROM only, includes nearly 150 ASTM standards that address the sustainable design, construction, and operation of products used in building. These standards deal with various aspects of ...

  • ASTM Standards on Materials and Environmental Microbiology, 4th Edition

    Get all ASTM microbiology standards o one convenient CD-ROM. 149 microbiology standards from 19 volumes of the Annual Book of ASTM Standards cover:• Methods to evaluate antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal products• Materials, such as wood, paper, adhesives, plastics, paints, and packaging; • Techniques to analyze and ...

  • Rattan. Current research issues and prospects for conservation and sustainable development (En)

    Series: Non-Wood Forest ProductsSeven hundred million peolple worldwide use rattan. The global use of rattanis wotrth over US$ 2 billion and the external trade of rattan is estimated to generate US$ 4 billion. But the huge economics of social importance of the rattan sector is based on a fast dwindling stock of wild rattan resources available in ...

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