6 Best Books on Wood Science

We have compiled a list of the Best Reference Books on Wood Science, which are used by students of top universities, and colleges. This will help you choose the right book depending on if you are a beginner or an expert. Here is the complete list of Wood Science Books with their authors, publishers, and an unbiased review of them as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase them. If permissible, you can also download the free PDF books on Wood Science below.

1."Forest Products and Wood Science" by Rubin Shmulsky and P David Jones
“Forest Products and Wood Science” Book Review: This book is an updated and revised overview of the forest products industry. It aims to provide a comprehensive and easily understandable understanding of the subject. The book focuses on the structure and physical properties of wood, giving readers a solid foundation in wood science. It also places special emphasis on the industrial uses of wood as a raw material. Researchers and professionals in the field of forest and biomass will find detailed coverage of all aspects of wood science and industry. The topics covered in the book range from tree growth and wood anatomy to various economically significant wood products. This book is a valuable resource for anyone interested in gaining insights into the forest industry.

2."The Unquiet Woods" by Ramachandra Guha
“The Unquiet Woods” Book Review: This book tells the story of India’s environment and forests, as well as the people who live in them. It explores the different ways in which colonial powers ruled over India and how rural communities resisted their control. The book also discusses important movements, like the Chipko movement, which aimed to protect the forests of the Himalayas. It includes sociological perspectives on peasant protests and an ecological approach to studying history. Additionally, the book features essays written by academic experts. If you’re interested in learning about the history of India’s environment, forests, colonial rule, and rural resistance, this book is for you.

3."Wood smoke and Leafcups : Autobiographical Footnotes to the Anthropology of the Durwa" by Madhu Ramnath
“Wood smoke and Leafcups : Autobiographical Footnotes to the Anthropology of the Durwa” Book Review: This book shares a personal experience of living in Bastar. It provides insights into the daily life and interactions of the Durwas with the government. The author portrays a culture where energy and laughter hold great importance, even if others don’t see their value. The book depicts the author’s relationships with friends and teachers, the challenges they faced, and how they navigated the political landscape. It also includes the author’s journey of becoming a student of Durwa life, living in the forest, tending cattle, and working in the village. If you enjoy reading autobiographical accounts set in forests, this book will capture your interest.

4."Microbial and Enzymatic Degradation of Wood and Wood Components (Springer Series in Wood Science)" by imusti
“Microbial and Enzymatic Degradation of Wood and Wood Components (Springer Series in Wood Science)” Book Review: The book begins by looking at the history of biotechnology and highlights the importance of using agricultural and forestry waste in the 1970s. It primarily focuses on how lignocellulosic materials are used in biotechnology and their commercial applications. The book also addresses why this technology didn’t advance quickly and discusses the risks involved in starting a technical development without a solid understanding.

5."Juvenile Wood in Forest Trees (Springer Series in Wood Science)" by imusti
“Juvenile Wood in Forest Trees (Springer Series in Wood Science)” Book Review: This book explains why there is a growing trend in forestry towards shorter rotations and maximizing the use of trees. It provides detailed reasons for this, including the need for quick financial returns on forestry investments by harvesting trees earlier. It also discusses the requirement to harvest young plantations to ensure a continuous supply of wood for mills facing shortages. The book explores the utilization of young wood for specialized products and identifies sources of juvenile wood from conifer trees, such as thinning operations in plantations. Additionally, it highlights how young wood constitutes a progressively larger portion of the total supply of conifer wood each year.

6."Spiral Grain and Wave Phenomena in Wood Formation (Springer Series in Wood Science)" by imusti
“Spiral Grain and Wave Phenomena in Wood Formation (Springer Series in Wood Science)” Book Review: This book explores different aspects of spiral grain and wave patterns found in wood. It also discusses the unique and valuable grain patterns like wavy and interlocked grain. The origins of these patterns are compared to the origins of spiral grain. The book delves into extensive research on the anatomy, genetics, and physiology of these grain patterns in wood. It also examines the origins of stem polarity and the complex processes that control the growth and development of plants. For those interested in understanding how to measure grain deviations and their impact on the economics of timber production and wood manufacturing, this book provides valuable insights and methods.

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