Best Reference Books – Forest Products and Utilization

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Forest Products and Utilization subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Forest Products and Utilization along with reviews.

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1. “Forest Products and Wood Science” by Rubin Shmulsky and P David Jones

“Forest Products and Wood Science” Book Review: This book is designed for the undergraduate students in forestry, wood scientists, natural resources and wood- based manufacturing engineers. It is also useful for the forest and biomass researchers. This book provides understanding of the physical nature and characteristics of wood. It covers all the aspects of wood science including the production process, capabilities, performance and applications. Also the environmental implications of wood based materials and use of wood as industrial raw material as a source of energy has been discussed. The book describes various valuable resources that are obtained from forest products and wood science. It also includes the need for forestry, tree growth and wood anatomy. The updated research and detailed discussion of the forest product industry and economical importance of wood products has been covered in this book.

2. “Forest Products Biotechnology” by Alan Bruce and John Palfreyman

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“Forest Products Biotechnology” Book Review: This book is useful for the students of Biotechnology as well as for the department of forestry and natural resources. This book presents the research on increasing and effective use of forests. It includes the understanding of the process involved for the production using Biotechnology. It helps to reduce the harmful impact on the environment. This book also covers the study of wood preservatives and wood composites. It gives a range of forest products obtained such as paper, drugs, pulp, rubber, timber, valuable chemicals and many more. It also describes the use of wood as adhesive, preservatives and production of ethanol and mushrooms. It also explains about the wood degradation, biological control of wood decay and forest pests. In addition, it also focuses on some ways to solve the environmental problems faced by the industries.

3. “Forest Products Annual Market Review 2010-2011” by United Nations: Economic Commission for Europe

“Forest Products Annual Market Review 2010-2011” Book Review: This book provides the analysis and statistical information of the forest products and related policies in the United Nation Economic Commission for Europe region(UNECE). This book is helpful for the researchers, policy makers, forest product marketing and for research in institutions and universities. It involves covering the forest products from the forest to the consumer. Further, issues related to policies affecting forest products are also discussed. The book gives information about the current trends and the development of forest resources. Also, the analysis of production, consumption and trade is explained. It also covers the concepts of wood energy, wood based panels, wood pulp, forest carbon, tropical timber and paperboard. Some of the problems such as food security, climate change, forest sector and green building movements are also discussed. In the book, statistical information has been presented using the tables and graphs.

4. “Forest Products Annual Market Review 2009-2010 (Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers)” by Ed Pepke

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“Forest Products Annual Market Review 2009-2010 (Geneva Timber and Forest Study Papers)” Book Review: This book provides general and statistical information about the forest products and industry policies in the UNECE Forest Sector. So, it is useful for the policy makers, researchers and the department of forest products. It covers the chapters based on supplied statistics of the country. The chapters describe wood based panels, wood pulp, wood raw materials, hardwood and softwood and paperboard. The book covers the sectors of wood processes and valuable wood products Also, it discusses the policies affecting the forest product markets. It also highlights the policy developments like climate change policy, trade policy, social responsibility, research and development policies. Every chapter includes the analysis of production, trade, consumption and relevant material on market products. The role, contribution, scope and training of the UNECE/FAO team is also covered. Statistical Information is represented using the tables and graphs throughout the book.

5. “Improvement of Forest Resources for Recyclable Forest Products” by Toshihiro Ona

“Improvement of Forest Resources for Recyclable Forest Products” Book Review: This book is useful for the department of forestry and natural resources as well as for the study of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences. It comprises the proceedings on the Improvement Recyclable Forest Products. It includes the research from the CREST, IST and Kyushu University. The book involves various forest resources including landscapes, herbal plants, fruits, birds, insects, fishes and tourists. These resources provide us with a range of valuable products such as herbal medicines, pulp, paper, charcoal, animal protein, edible mushrooms and fibres. It explains how the environment is considered as a kind of forest resource. The book also includes some methods for forest management and locations for the improvement of forest resources.

6. “Modern Time Series Analysis in Forest Products Markets (Forestry Sciences)” by Jens Abildtrup and F Helles

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“Modern Time Series Analysis in Forest Products Markets (Forestry Sciences)” Book Review: The book is designed for the department of economics and forest resources as well as for Horticulture Technology and Engineering. It includes the consequences for applying modern and integrated time series methods for forest economic problems. It explains the econometrics of the processes in depth. The book covers the concepts of forest economics and practical application of time series methods. It focuses more on the volume in the area of econometrics. The volume involves the land evaluation models, forecast models, demand and supply models and the law of one price. In addition, it presents research in applied economics and in Natural resource economics.

7. “A Handbook of Forest Utilization” by Tribhuwan Mehta

“A Handbook of Forest Utilization” Book Review: This book is designed for the forest university students as well as for the researchers and foresters. It includes the concepts of harvesting, disposing and utilization of forest resources. It involves the discussion on minor forest products and forest based industries. The book describes the disposal and conversion of timber. Also, the characteristics of wood have been discussed. Some topics like chemical and physical treatment and wood improvement are also involved. It covers various utilization aspects of forest products.

8. “Forest Utilization (Classic Reprint)” by Carl Alwin Schenck

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“Forest Utilization (Classic Reprint)” Book Review: The book is useful for the department of forest and natural resources as well as for the researchers. It includes the acts by which the forests are converted to valuable goods and commodities. It elaborately explains how the forest utilization contributes as a major part.

9. “Global Concerns for Forest Resource Utilization: Sustainable Use and Management (Forestry Sciences)” by Atsushi Yoshimoto and Kiyoshi Yukutake

“Global Concerns for Forest Resource Utilization: Sustainable Use and Management (Forestry Sciences)” Book Review: This book is helpful for the researchers and the foresters as it presents the researches on the forest sector in Miyazaki, Japan. It includes the discussion of modeling efforts to forest sector analysis and policy in a global sense. Case studies on various types of forest sector models are also included. The book also covers global forest sector issues, non market valuation issues and welfare concerns. It also includes detailed explanation of spatial and multiple market levels. It also discusses the uncertainty in the biophysical systems and policy process. The interrelation of the theory and application of the forest sector is also explained.

10. “Utilization of Residual Forest Biomass (Springer Series in Wood Science)” by Pentti Hakkila

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“Utilization of Residual Forest Biomass (Springer Series in Wood Science)” Book Review: This book is useful for the researchers, foresters and in the study of biomass. It describes the importance of forest residue as a renewable source of raw material. It also includes the explanation of improved recovery and less residual biomass in the forests. The book also covers the dependencies on forest resources in developed countries in the world. Also, the long term potential of unutilized biomass in logging operations is also described. It explains the forest biomass as a source of indegeous energy. The book also presents the research by Nordic Research Council on Forest Operations. Further, practical applications and research by Norway, Finland, Sweden and Denmark are also involved.

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