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Advanced Wood Adhesives Technology (Hardcover): A. Pizzi Advanced Wood Adhesives Technology (Hardcover)
A. Pizzi
R4,999 Discovery Miles 49 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This work discusses the latest innovations in the manufacture of wood adhesives, and shows how to test their composition. Methods of varying parameters to obtain particular effects are explained, and background summaries of each class of adhesives are provided.

Out of the Woods - Architecture and Interiors Built from Wood (Hardcover): Gestalten Out of the Woods - Architecture and Interiors Built from Wood (Hardcover)
R927 R724 Discovery Miles 7 240 Save R203 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Wood Characteristics - Description, Causes, Prevention, Impact on Use and Technological Adaptation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015.... Wood Characteristics - Description, Causes, Prevention, Impact on Use and Technological Adaptation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015. Corr. 2nd printing 2015)
Christoph Richter
R2,774 R2,488 Discovery Miles 24 880 Save R286 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers a broad range of options for technically adapting, handling and processing wood with specific wood characteristics. It starts by discussing wood anatomy and the general factors leading to the formation of wood characteristics. The individual characteristics are then categorized into four groups: 1. Wood characteristics inherent in a tree s natural growth. 2.Biotically-induced wood characteristics. 3.Abiotically-induced wood characteristics. 4. Types and causes of cracks.

New to this English edition is a comparison of wood characteristics found in trees from the boreal, temperate and tropical climate zones. The results show a clear relationship between the effects of sunshine duration, the vertical and horizontal angle of radiation, and crown coverage and the way wood characteristics form.

The book addresses all those who work with wood professionally: foresters, gardeners and arborists who want to be able to observe a living tree and identify its internal features and the causes of its prominent wood characteristics. Based on the findings described in this book they can determine how to avoid certain undesirable characteristics, or alternatively how to promote favorable ones as the tree and stand grow. Botanists and dendrologists will learn how wood characteristics arise, and how they affect living trees and wood products. The needs of wood technologists seeking to prevent adverse wood characteristics from influencing wood processing, or to enhance favorable wood characteristics, are also addressed.


Bamboo - The Multipurpose Plant (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017): Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Kwame Anane-Fenin, Damenortey Richard... Bamboo - The Multipurpose Plant (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Esther Titilayo Akinlabi, Kwame Anane-Fenin, Damenortey Richard Akwada
R4,102 R3,260 Discovery Miles 32 600 Save R842 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is intended for use both in the industry and the academia. It introduces the physical, chemical and the mechanical properties as well as the characterization of bamboo. Novel industrial applications in structural, non-structural, reinforcement, afforestation, land reclamation, environmental significance, textile, medical, geotechnical, hydraulic, food, pulp and the paper industries are addressed in detail. Bamboo has been used for centuries as a structural material as well as in diverse engineering applications, food and medicinal purposes, especially in Asia. As a natural fiber composite, bamboo has the potential for many developments in academic and industrial research. Current literature on composites tends to focus on bamboo as a plant or solely as a structural engineering material. This book seeks to bring together these two extremes and provides a holistic resource on the subject.

Treen for the Table (Hardcover): Jonathan Levi, Robert Young Treen for the Table (Hardcover)
Jonathan Levi, Robert Young
R1,063 R823 Discovery Miles 8 230 Save R240 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Concentrating on pieces of treen related to eating and drinking, this book celebrates the range and richness of the turner's art from 1600 to 1900. It covers a wide range of objects for everyday use - goblets to nutcrackers, platters to lemon squeezers, and wassail bowls to egg cups. The book discusses the work of the "jobbing" village turner or "bodger", the skilled craftsman's workshop and the grand Court turner producing complex rose engine turning. It illustrates pieces only to be found in museums and examples you can find today in local antiques markets or fairs. Information is given on where treen may be seen and found and there is practical advice on pitfalls for the collector, dating and cleaning, as well as a chapter dealing with surfaces and patina and one asking for reader's help in identifying the purpose of some curious objects.

The Biology of Reaction Wood (Hardcover, 2012): Barry Gardiner, John Barnett, Pekka Saranpaa, Joseph Gril The Biology of Reaction Wood (Hardcover, 2012)
Barry Gardiner, John Barnett, Pekka Saranpaa, Joseph Gril
R4,571 R3,669 Discovery Miles 36 690 Save R902 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book is a fundamental reference source on reaction wood for wood scientists and technologists, plant biologists, silviculturists, forest ecologists, and anyone involved in the growing of trees and the processing of wood. It brings together our current understanding of all aspects of reaction wood, and is the first book to discuss both compression wood and tension wood.

Trees produce reaction wood to maintain the vertical orientation of their stems and the optimum angle of each branch. They achieve this by laying down fibre cell walls in which differences in physical and chemical structure from those of normal fibres are expressed as differential stresses across the stem or branch. This process, while of obvious value for the survival of the tree, causes serious problems for the utilisation of timber. Timber derived from trees containing significant amounts of reaction wood is subject to dimensional instability on drying, causing twisting, bending and splitting. It is also difficult to work as timber, and for the pulp and paper industry the cost of removing the increased amount of lignin in compression wood is substantial. This has both practical and economic consequences for industry.

Understanding the factors controlling reaction wood formation and its effect on wood structure is therefore fundamental to our understanding of the adaptation of trees to their environment and to the sustainable use of wood.

The topics covered include:

-Morphology, anatomy and ultrastructure of reaction wood

-Cell-wall polymers in reaction wood and their biosynthesis

-Changes in tree proteomes during reaction wood formation

-The biomechanical action and biological functions of reaction wood

-Physical and mechanical properties of reaction wood from the scale of cell walls to planks

-The detection and characterisation of compression wood

-Effects of reaction wood on the performance of wood and wood-based products

-Commercial implications of reaction wood and the influence of forest management on its formation


Theory and Practice of Wood Pellet Production (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Zoltan Kocsis, Etele Csanady Theory and Practice of Wood Pellet Production (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Zoltan Kocsis, Etele Csanady
R1,385 R1,258 Discovery Miles 12 580 Save R127 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the agriculture, forestry, the primary and secondary wood working industry there are considerable resources of raw materials which can only be used in a rational manner for energetic purposes. Due to requirements from the users. one of the most retinal way of utilization is to make pellets with high density and specific energy content. Making pellets of 6-8 mm diameter, their utilization in furnaces allows an almost fully automated operation with high thermal efficiency. This book describes both the theoretical and practical aspects of pellet production including material requirements and preparation, pressing technologies, quality requirements, burning properties, investments and the overall economy of pellet production.

Identifying Wood - Accurate Results with Simple Tools (Hardcover): R.Bruce Hoadley Identifying Wood - Accurate Results with Simple Tools (Hardcover)
R.Bruce Hoadley
R937 R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Save R204 (22%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

With a naked eye or microscope you will be able to identify 180 hardwoods, softwoods amd tropical woods by following the straightforward techniques described in this text.

Lignocellulosic Composite Materials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Susheel Kalia Lignocellulosic Composite Materials (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Susheel Kalia
R5,015 R3,926 Discovery Miles 39 260 Save R1,089 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book comprehensively summarizes important aspects of research in the active field of lignocellulosic (polymer) composites, including polymer materials from or containing cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. It describes how these materials can be produced from forest products and natural fibers from sources such as jute, flax, sisal, and many more, and even from agricultural residues (like wheat straw, corn stover, or sugarcane bagasse). In times of high demand for renewable green materials, lignocellulosic materials from organic matter produced by trees, shrubs and agricultural crops present a highly attractive feedstock. The international authors explain different treatment and fabrication methods for the production of lignocellulosic materials. Other chapters address the properties of these green materials or illustrate specific applications, ranging from food packaging and household products to adsorbents and even conductive polymer composites. In this way, this book offers a broad and comprehensive overview over the entire field of lignocellulosic composite materials.

Near-critical and Supercritical Water and Their Applications for Biorefineries (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Zhen Fang, Chunbao... Near-critical and Supercritical Water and Their Applications for Biorefineries (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Zhen Fang, Chunbao (Charles) Xu
R4,281 R3,875 Discovery Miles 38 750 Save R406 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book provides fundamental chemistry and properties of near-critical water (NCW) and supercritical water (SCW), criteria and challenges/solutions in reactor design for NCW and SCW processes, and up-to-date reviews and practice of a wide range of their applications in bio refineries including: production of hydrochars from biomass, SCW oxidation (SCWO) for waste treatment, SCW gasification (SCWG) of biomass and waste for hydrogen and methane production, hydrothermal liquefaction of biomass, production of chemicals and SCWO of biofuels for energy. It also presents techno-economic analysis of hydrogen production via SCWG of biomass. The book will be highly essential for both academic researchers and industrial practitioners for developing novel bio refinery technologies and processes employing NCW or SCW for treatment of various organic waste streams and production of bio-energy and bio-based chemicals from bio-renewable resources.

Prof. Dr. Zhen Fang is leader and founder of biomass group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

Dr.Chunbao (Charles) Xu is currently an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering and NSERC/FP Innovations Industrial Research Chair in Forest Bio refinery at Western University, Canada."

Chemical Modification of Lignocellulosic Materials (Hardcover, illustrated edition): David N-.S. Hon Chemical Modification of Lignocellulosic Materials (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
David N-.S. Hon
R6,406 Discovery Miles 64 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume emphasizes the growing need for wood products with advanced engineering properties. It details the fundamental principles of cellulose technology and presents current techniques to modifying the basic chemistry of lignocellulosic materials. The work: discusses the cost-efficient use of cellulose derivatives in a variety of commodities; highlights the chemical modification of wood by methods such as etherification, esterification and thermoplasticization; considers recent progress in the lignocellulosic liquefaction of wood; and more.

Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Construction - History and Preservation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Jesse Heitz Fire Resistance in American Heavy Timber Construction - History and Preservation (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Jesse Heitz
R2,694 R2,437 Discovery Miles 24 370 Save R257 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume presents a history of heavy timber construction (HTC) in the United States, chronicling nearly two centuries of building history, from inception to a detailed evaluation of one of the best surviving examples of the type, with an emphasis on fire resistance. The book does not limit itself in scope to serving only as a common history. Rather, it provides critical analysis of HTC in terms of construction methods, design, technical specifications, and historical performance under fire conditions. As such, this book provides readers with a truly comprehensive understanding and exploration of heavy timber construction in the United States and its performance under fire conditions.

Quality of Machined Wood Surfaces (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Etele Csanady, Endre Magoss, Laszlo Tolvaj Quality of Machined Wood Surfaces (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Etele Csanady, Endre Magoss, Laszlo Tolvaj
R3,319 R2,785 Discovery Miles 27 850 Save R534 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The purpose of this monograph is to characterize and describe the quality of machined wood surfaces, whereas particular attention is given to the utility and to aesthetical values in product design. The approach employed by the authors involves an introductory overview and is then organized in three parts: first, the book deals with factors influencing surface stability, the second part describes the color and gloss properties of wood surfaces with many practical applications, and the third part covers roughness properties of surfaces related to machining. This is a highly informative and carefully presented book, providing valuable insight for both research experts and practitioners with an interest in machined wood surfaces.

Digital Wood Design - Innovative Techniques of Representation in Architectural Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Fabio... Digital Wood Design - Innovative Techniques of Representation in Architectural Design (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Fabio Bianconi, Marco Filippucci
R6,361 R5,329 Discovery Miles 53 290 Save R1,032 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explores various digital representation strategies that could change the future of wooden architectures by blending tradition and innovation. Composed of 61 chapters, written by 153 authors hailing from 5 continents, 24 countries and 69 research centers, it addresses advanced digital modeling, with a particular focus on solutions involving generative models and dynamic value, inherent to the relation between knowing how to draw and how to build. Thanks to the potential of computing, areas like parametric design and digital manufacturing are opening exciting new avenues for the future of construction. The book's chapters are divided into five sections that connect digital wood design to integrated approaches and generative design; to model synthesis and morphological comprehension; to lessons learned from nature and material explorations; to constructive wisdom and implementation-related challenges; and to parametric transfigurations and morphological optimizations.

Carbon Fibre from Lignin (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Pratima Bajpai Carbon Fibre from Lignin (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Pratima Bajpai
R1,339 R1,232 Discovery Miles 12 320 Save R107 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book presents detailed information on the production and properties of carbon fibers derived from lignin precursors. Focusing on future directions in the carbon fiber industry, it also introduces a novel process for obtaining high-purity lignin, a key aspect in the manufacture of high-quality carbon fiber. Carbon fiber is currently the most preferred lightweight manufacturing material and is rapidly becoming the material of choice for manufacturers around the world. Although more than 80% of commercial carbon fiber is estimated to use PAN (polyacrylonitrile) as a precursor, carbon fiber manufactured from PAN is expensive and therefore its application is limited to high-performance structural materials. Lignin is the second most abundant biopolymer in nature after cellulose and offers a carbon-rich, renewable resource. As a byproduct of the pulp and paper industry and the production of cellulosic ethanol, lignin is also available at low cost, making it an economically attractive alternative to PAN for the production of carbon fibers, as highlighted in this book. The information presented will be of interest to all those involved in the investigation of carbon fiber materials, carbon fiber manufacturers and carbon fiber users.

Tropical Natural Fibre Composites - Properties, Manufacture and Applications (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Mohd Sapuan Salit Tropical Natural Fibre Composites - Properties, Manufacture and Applications (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Mohd Sapuan Salit
R2,995 R2,437 Discovery Miles 24 370 Save R558 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book covers the different aspects of tropical natural fibre composites in areas such as properties, design and analysis, manufacturing techniques, material selection of kenaf, oil palm, sugar palm, pineapple leaf, coconut, sugarcane and banana based fibre composites. Important properties such as mechanical and thermal of natural fibres as well their composites are presented. A study on the composite fibre-matrix interface is highlighted together with the design process and analysis of products from natural fibre composites. An overview on the manufacturing techniques (conventionally used to produce fibre glass fibre composites) such as pultrusion and filament winding is described to produce natural fibre composites. The importance of material selection system to obtain the most optimum materials for application in engineering components from natural fibre composites is covered with a strong focus on the concurrent engineering for natural fibre composites.

Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites (Hardcover): Douglas D. Stokke, Qinglin Wu, Guangping Han Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites (Hardcover)
Douglas D. Stokke, Qinglin Wu, Guangping Han; Series edited by Christian V Stevens
R1,847 R1,672 Discovery Miles 16 720 Save R175 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Over the past two decades, there has been a shift in research and industrial practice, and products traditionally manufactured primarily from wood are increasingly combined with other nonwood materials of either natural or synthetic origin. Wood and other plant-based fiber is routinely combined with adhesives, polymers, and other "ingredients" to produce composite materials.

"Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites" draws together widely scattered information concerning fundamental concepts and technical applications, essential to the manufacture of wood and natural fiber composites. The topics addressed include basic information on the chemical and physical composition of wood and other lignocellulosic materials, the behavior of these materials under thermocompression processes, fundamentals of adhesion, specific adhesive systems used to manufacture composite materials, and an overview of the industrial technologies used to manufacture major product categories. The book concludes with a chapter on the burgeoning field of natural fiber-plastic composites.

"Introduction to Wood and Natural Fiber Composites" is a valuable resource for upper-level undergraduate students and graduate students studying forest products and wood science, as well as for practicing professionals working in operational areas of wood- and natural-fiber processing.

For more information on the Wiley Series in Renewable Resources, visit www.wiley.com/go/rrs

Topics covered include: Overview of lignocellulosic material, their chemical and physical compositionConsolidation behavior of wood and fiber in response to heat and pressureFundamentals of adhesionAdhesives used to bond wood and lignocellulosic compositesManufacturing technology of major product typesFiber/plastic composites

Classic Wood Structures (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition): Classic Wood Structures (Hardcover, Illustrated Edition)
R702 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R73 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Wood has been used in a wide range of structural applications. When properly maintained, these structures can have a useful life from 50 years to several centuries. Thirty-seven unusual wood structures are described in detail. They include innovative structures like Tacoma Dome and the Air Force Trestle; atypical structures like U.S.S. Constitution and the Mosquito bomber; and very durable structures like Norwegian stave churches and covered bridges. The publication is intended to present both the history and design of these various structures. Thus, engineers and architects will encounter ideas that should help them use a significant renewable resource in a more efficient manner.

A Guide to the Use of Urban Timber (Paperback, New): Geoff Cooper A Guide to the Use of Urban Timber (Paperback, New)
Geoff Cooper
R1,052 Discovery Miles 10 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An authoritative guide to using timber culled from the UK's urban timber resource (street, park and urban woodland trees). This BRE Trust report provides guidance on the selection and identification of high value stems, processing, drying, transport, storage and the logistical problems associated with felled material. The report aims to promote the use of many common and exotic urban tree species for high-value solid wood products rather than processed for firewood, chipped to produce mulch or sent to landfill. The report provides guidance on how local authorities can maximize the value of timber produced in towns and cities and encourage them and other organisations to develop best practicable options for using solid wood produced during normal maintenance procedures.

Biodeterioration of Wooden Cultural Heritage - Organisms and Decay Mechanisms in Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems (Hardcover,... Biodeterioration of Wooden Cultural Heritage - Organisms and Decay Mechanisms in Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Anastasia Pournou
R2,963 Discovery Miles 29 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Since prehistoric times and throughout the course of human evolution, wood has been an integral part of all civilizations. Wooden Cultural Heritage can be found worldwide, providing valuable information on the social and economic context of human history. Nonetheless, as a natural cellulosic material, wood shows low resistance to biodeterioration and thus wooden Cultural Heritage often fails to escape decomposition in both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. This book provides a comprehensive overview on the biodeterioration of wooden Cultural Heritage and describes the decay mechanisms of key organisms and microorganisms encountered in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. Cultural Heritage professionals, researchers and academics may explore within this book the associations between deteriogens, habitats and decay, which will assist them to understand wood biodeterioration and design effective prevention, mitigation and remediation strategies. The book presents case studies around the world to demonstrate the impact of biogenic deterioration on wooden Cultural Heritage and illustrates mechanisms and patterns in order to be a useful handbook of decay diagnosis. Lastly, by adopting a holistic approach to wood decay, basic concepts of wood technology, ecology, and deteriogens' biology are introduced, permitting readers of different scientific backgrounds to easily comprehend wood biodeterioration.

Step Wise Protocols for Somatic Embryogenesis of Important Woody Plants - Volume II (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018): Shri Mohan Jain,... Step Wise Protocols for Somatic Embryogenesis of Important Woody Plants - Volume II (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2018)
Shri Mohan Jain, Pramod Gupta
R3,525 R2,828 Discovery Miles 28 280 Save R697 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

World population is increasing at an alarming rate and this has resulted in increasing tremendously the demand for tree products such as wood for construction materials, fuel and paper, fruits, oils and medicines etc. This has put immense pressure on the world's supplies of trees and raw material to industry and will continue to do so as long as human population continues to grow. Also, the quality of human diet, especially nutritional components, is adversely affected due to limited genetic improvement of most of fruit trees. Thus there is an immediate need to increase productivity of trees. Improvement has been made through conventional breeding methods, however, conventional breeding is very slow due to long life cycle of trees. A basic strategy in tree improvement is to capture genetic gain through clonal propagation. Clonal propagation via organogenesis is being used for the production of selected elite individual trees. However, the methods are labour intensive, costly, and produce low volumes. Genetic gain can now be captured through somatic embryogenesis. Formation of embryos from somatic cells by a process resembling zygotic embryogenesis is one of the most important features of plants. In 1958, Reinert in Germany and Steward in USA independently reported somatic embryogenesis in carrot cultures. Since then, tremendous progress in somatic embryogenesis of woody and non-woody plants has taken place. It offers a potentially large-scale propagation system for superior clones.

Timber Industry in the Dakotas - Output & Use Assessments (Paperback): Janice Segal Timber Industry in the Dakotas - Output & Use Assessments (Paperback)
Janice Segal
R1,395 Discovery Miles 13 950 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 2009, there were 13 primary wood-processing mills in North Dakota, 4 more mills than in 2003, and there were 23 active primary wood-processing mills in South Dakota, 2 fewer mills than in 2004. This book focuses on the timber industry in Dakotas and provides an assessment of timber product output and use in 2009.

Integrated Forest Biorefineries - Challenges and Opportunities (Hardcover): Lew Christopher Integrated Forest Biorefineries - Challenges and Opportunities (Hardcover)
Lew Christopher
R3,698 Discovery Miles 36 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This reference book describes how bioprocessing and biotechnology could enhance the value extracted from wood-based lignocellulosic fiber by employing both biochemical and thermochemical conversion processes. It documents recent accomplishments and suggests future prospects for research and development of integrated forest biorefineries (IFBR) as the path forward for the pulp, paper and other fiber-processing industries. This is the only book to cover this area of high economic, social, and environmental importance. It is aimed at industrialists and academics from diverse science and engineering backgrounds including chemical and biotechnology companies, governmental and professional bodies, and scholarly societies. The Editor and contributors are internationally recognized scientists and many are leaders in their respective fields. The book starts with an introductory overview of the current state of biorefining and a justification for future developments. The next four chapters deal with social, economic and environmental issues related to regulations, biomass production and supply, process modelling, and life cycle analysis. Subsequent chapters focus on the extraction of biochemicals from biomass and their potential utilization to add value to the IFBR prior to pulping. The book then presents, compares and evaluates two types of forest biorefineries based on kraft and organosolv pulping. Finally, the book assess the potential of waste biomass and streams, such paper mill sludge and black liquor, to serve as feedstock for biofuel production and value-added biomaterials through both the biochemical and thermochemical routes of biomass bioprocessing. The economics of the described IFBR processes and products, and their environmental impact, is a major focus in most of the chapters. Practical examples are presented where relevant and applicable.

Growing Plantation Forests (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014): P. W West Growing Plantation Forests (Hardcover, 2nd ed. 2014)
P. W West
R2,899 R2,461 Discovery Miles 24 610 Save R438 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book describes the scientific principles that are used throughout the world to ensure the rapid, healthy growth of forest plantations. As the population of the world increases so does the amount of wood people use. Large areas of natural forests are being cleared every year and converted to other uses. Almost as large an area of plantation forests is being established annually to replace those lost natural forests. Eventually, plantations will produce a large proportion of the wood used around the world for firewood, building, the manufacture of paper and bioenergy. Forest plantations can also provide various environmental benefits including carbon storage, rehabilitation of degraded land, serving as disposal sites for various forms of industrial or agricultural waste and enhancing biodiversity in regions that have been largely cleared for agriculture. Whatever their motivation, plantation forest growers want their plantations to be healthy and grow rapidly to achieve their purpose as soon as possible. This book discusses how this is done. It is written for a worldwide audience, from forestry professionals and scientists through to small plantation growers, and describes how plantations may be grown responsibly and profitably.

Energy-Efficient Timber-Glass Houses (Hardcover, 2013 ed.): Vesna Zegarac Leskovar, Miroslav Premrov Energy-Efficient Timber-Glass Houses (Hardcover, 2013 ed.)
Vesna Zegarac Leskovar, Miroslav Premrov
R3,236 R2,639 Discovery Miles 26 390 Save R597 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book discusses combining timber and glass, two eco materials, with a view to developing an optimal contemporary energy-efficient house with an attractive design. Furthermore, the book connects an architectural design approach with structural research to show the possibilities of stabilizing the building with an increased size of the glazing. Research results where the glazing is considered as a load-bearing structural element are therefore presented in a manner leading to the development of an optimal model of the timber-glass house, considering both the structural and energy related aspects. The presented research work can be useful to designers and future experts in their planning of optimal energy-efficient timber buildings. The study is based on using timber and glass, which were previously neglected as construction materials. With suitable technological development and appropriate use, they are nowadays becoming essential construction materials as far as energy efficiency is concerned. However, their combined use is extremely complicated, from both the constructional point of view as well as from that of energy efficiency and sets multiple traps for designers. A good knowledge of their advantages and drawbacks is thus vitally important, which is shown in the present monograph. Energy-efficient timber-glass houses was selected by the Slovenian National Research Agency as an extraordinary scientific achievement in the field of technical sciences/civil engineering for the year 2013.

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