© 1985

Preservation of timber in the tropics

  • W. P. K. Findlay

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. W. P. K. Findlay
    Pages 1-13
  3. W. P. K. Findlay
    Pages 15-41
  4. W. P. K. Findlay
    Pages 43-57
  5. W. P. K. Findlay
    Pages 59-74
  6. M. Fougerousse
    Pages 75-119
  7. N. E. Tamblyn
    Pages 121-140
  8. R. A. Eaton
    Pages 157-191
  9. W. P. K. Findlay
    Pages 263-266
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 267-273

About this book


Much research has been done recently, and more is now in progress, to increase the effectiveness under tropical conditions of methods which have been developed in Europe for preserving timber. This book attempts to bring together the results of some of these studies. I have not attempted to cover the tropical zones of Central and South America as this would have extended the book beyond its limits. But I am grateful to the authors who have contributed chapters dealing with the different aspects and solutions of the problems of the tropical areas of the Old World. The International Research Group for Wood Preservation (The I.R.G.) at its annual meetings in different countries has provided a valuable forum for cooperation in this developing field. Anyone concerned with the subject would be well advised to study the publications issued by this group. Their office is at Drottning Kristinas vag 47C S - 11428 Stockholm, Sweden. Although timber is a renewable resource there is every reason why it should not be wasted through premature decay or the ravages of termites etc., when effective measures for its preservation are available and, if correctly applied, can greatly reduce the cost of maintaining timber structures.


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Editors and affiliations

  • W. P. K. Findlay
    • 1
  1. 1.A.I.C.T.A., F.I.W.ScWhitchurchEngland

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Preservation of timber in the tropics
  • Editors G.W. Findlay
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-90-247-3112-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-8288-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-2752-5
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 273
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forestry
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