Preservation of timber in the tropics

Much research has been done recently, and more is now in progress, to increase the effectiveness under tropical conditions of methods which have been developed in Europe for preserving timber. This book attempts to bring together the results of some of these studies. I have not attempted to cover th...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Findlay, G.W. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 1985, 1985
Edition:1st ed. 1985
Series:Forestry Sciences
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 The nature and durability of wood
  • 2 Agencies of destruction
  • 3 Preservative methods
  • 4 Preservative substances
  • 5 Protection of logs and sawn timber
  • 6 Treatment of wood by diffusion
  • 7 Copper/Chrome/Arsenic wood preservatives and their application to timbers in the tropics
  • 8 Preservation of marine timbers
  • 9 The durability and preservation of West African timbers
  • 10 Field testing of wood preservatives in tropical countries
  • 11 Preservative treatment of bamboo, rubber wood and coconut palm. Simple methods for treating building timbers
  • 12 Economic aspects of wood preservation
  • Appendix. Safety precautions in the use of wood preservatives
  • Index of subjects