"100 Woods" offers a detailed study of the basic properties and characteristics of some of the world's most widely-used woods. Features include: over 300 colour photographs showing tangential, radial and magnified cross-sections of each wood; the wood samples have been carefully selected and prepared by the Oxford Forestry Institute; quick-reference coding system giving advice on specific woods' suitability for difference uses; and comprehensive index that includes Latin, trade and vernacular names.
Peter Bishop has over thirty years' experience in all aspects of the timber industry. He is a Certificated Member of the Institute of Wood Science. He has written many articles for the popular woodworking press.