100 Woods: A Guide to Popular Timbers of the World

100 Woods: A Guide to Popular Timbers of the World


By (author) Peter Bishop


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  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 234mm x 18mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 24 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Ramsbury
  • ISBN 10: 1861268475
  • ISBN 13: 9781861268471
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: 300 colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 295,538

Product description

"100 Woods" offers a detailed study of the basic properties and characteristics of some of the world's most widely-used woods. Features include: over 300 colour photographs showing tangential, radial and magnified cross-sections of each wood; the wood samples have been carefully selected and prepared by the Oxford Forestry Institute; quick-reference coding system giving advice on specific woods' suitability for difference uses; and comprehensive index that includes Latin, trade and vernacular names.

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Author information

Peter Bishop has over thirty years' experience in all aspects of the timber industry. He is a Certificated Member of the Institute of Wood Science. He has written many articles for the popular woodworking press.