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Wood in Australia : Types, Properties and Uses - Keith R. Bootle

Wood in Australia

Types, Properties and Uses


Published: 6th December 2010
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A complete textbook and reference book that summarises the main aspects of wood utilisation for the student and the timber producer. The book concentrates on native species, although common non indigenous woods are also covered. The first edition of Wood in Australia received the National Book Award of the Building Science Forum of Australia in 1985.

This second edition was prepared as a collaboration between Forests NSW, the Timber Development Association of NSW and the Forest and Wood Products Research and Development Corporation. Through their guidance this book has been updated so that it remains the industry's premier text.

About the Author

Keith Bootle was educated at Dubbo High School and Sydney University before joining what was then the Forestry Commission of New South Wales in 1949 as a research officer in the Division of Wood Technology. In 1953 he became officer-in-charge of the Commission's wood utilisation activities.



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A must for timber enthusiasts


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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant
  • Well Written


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    This book is simply a must if you are in the timber industry or have a passion for Australian native hardwoods. A fantastic tool for teaching others.

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    ISBN: 9780071014014
    ISBN-10: 0071014012
    Audience: Professional
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 452
    Published: 6th December 2010
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.0  x 2.0
    Weight (kg): 0.56
    Edition Number: 2