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This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 7/26/2011.

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The sixth edition of Forest Products and Wood Science: An Introduction offers a fully revised and updated review of the forest products industry. This important text covers the full spectrum of the subject, basing itself in a thorough understanding of the anatomical and physical nature of wood and providing a special emphasis on its use as an industrial raw material. Forest Products and Wood Science provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of wood science and industry, ranging from tree growth and wood anatomy to a variety of economically important wood products.

Author Biography

Rubin Shmulsky is Department Head and Professor in the Department of Forest Products at Mississippi State University. P. David Jones is an Assistant Extension Professor in the Department of Forest Products at Mississippi State University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. xi
Tree Growth and Production of Woody Tissuep. 3
Macroscopic Character of Woodp. 23
Composition and Structure of Wood Cellsp. 45
Softwood Structurep. 65
Hardwood Structurep. 79
Juvenile Wood, Reaction Wood, and Wood of Branchesp. 107
Wood and Waterp. 141
Density and Specific Gravityp. 175
Strength and Mechanicsp. 197
Durability and Protectionp. 229
Silvicultural Practices and Wood Qualityp. 253
Lumberp. 289
Structural Compositesp. 321
Nonstructural Compositesp. 365
Pulp and Paperp. 397
Energy and Chemical Productsp. 421
Global Raw Materialsp. 443
Indexp. 467
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