Tropical timber atlas

Technological charasteristics and uses

by Jean Gérard (editorial coordination), Daniel Guibal (writer), Jean-Claude Cerre (writer), Sébastien Paradis (writer), 40 Auteurs (with)
Collection: Guide pratique
december 2016
Hardback book
165 x 245 format 1000 pages In stock
95,00 €
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This atlas presents technical information for professionals who process and use temperate or tropical timber. It combines the main technical characteristics of 283 tropical species and 17 species from temperate regions most commonly used in Europe with their primary uses. Each data sheet is accompanied by two photos of sawn wood (flat sawn and quarter sawn, or flat sawn and half quarter sawn), two macro photographs, and for certain species, an illustration of how the wood can be used.
This publication will be most useful to operators in the wood industry, including producers (forest managers, operating companies, political decision-makers) and consumers (importers, traders, processors, purchasers, architects, main contractors and builders). The Atlas serves as a tool of reference for teaching and training in the forest and wood sectors in tropical regions. Its purpose is to promote the most appropriate uses for each species according to its characteristics and in line with the motto: “the right wood in the right place”.
This book was produced by the Wood team of CIRAD’s BioWooEB Research Unit with financial support from the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). It is the product of thirty years of research in wood technology science, provided by numerous contributors. It was coordinated using version 7 of Tropix, released by CIRAD.


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Notice explicative

Description des essences : 300 fiches

Pour chaque fiche :

Description de la grume

Description du bois

Propriétés physiques et mécaniques

Durabilité naturelle et imprégnabilité du bois

Traitement de préservation


Sciage et usinage

Classements commerciaux

Réaction au feu

Principales utilisations

Principales appellations vernaculaires


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Language(s): French

Publisher: Éditions Quae

Edition: 1st edition

Collection: Guide pratique

Published: 12 december 2016

Reference Hardback book: 02558

Reference eBook [ePub]: 02558EPB

Reference eBook [PDF]: 02558NUM

EAN13 Hardback book: 9782759225507

EAN13 eBook [ePub]: 9782759225521

EAN13 eBook [PDF]: 9782759225514

Interior: Colour

Format (in mm) Hardback book: 165 x 245

Pages count Hardback book: 1000

Pages count eBook [PDF]: 1000

Weight (in grammes): 2410 (Hardback book)

Size: 140 Mo (ePub), 72 Mo (PDF)