Australian Rainforest Woods

Australian Rainforest Woods

With more than 900 colour images, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written on Australian rainforest woods, both for the amateur and the professional wood enthusiast.

Author: Morris Lake

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486301812

Category: Science

Page: 216

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Australian Rainforest Woods describes 141 of the most significant Australian rainforest trees and their wood. The introductory sections draw the reader into an understanding of the botanical, evolutionary, environmental, historical and international significance of this beautiful but finite Australian resource. The main section examines the species and their wood with photographs, botanical descriptions and a summary of the characteristics of the wood. A section on wood identification includes fundamental information on tree growth and wood structure, as well as images of the basic characteristics. With more than 900 colour images, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written on Australian rainforest woods, both for the amateur and the professional wood enthusiast. It is the first time that macrophotographs of the wood have been shown in association with a physical description of wood characteristics, which will aid identification. This technique was developed by Jean-Claude Cerre, France, and his macrophotographs are included in the book.
Categories: Science

Australian Rainforest Woods

Australian Rainforest Woods

Australian Rainforest Woods is a compendium of knowledge on the wood of Australian rainforest species – a magnum opus. It provides for the first time ...

Author: Morris Lake

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486301805

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 823

Australian Rainforest Woods describes 141 of the most significant Australian rainforest trees and their wood. The introductory sections draw the reader into an understanding of the botanical, evolutionary, environmental, historical and international significance of this beautiful but finite Australian resource. The main section examines the species and their wood with photographs, botanical descriptions and a summary of the characteristics of the wood. A section on wood identification includes fundamental information on tree growth and wood structure, as well as images of the basic characteristics. With more than 900 colour images, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written on Australian rainforest woods, both for the amateur and the professional wood enthusiast. It is the first time that macrophotographs of the wood have been shown in association with a physical description of wood characteristics, which will aid identification. This technique was developed by Jean-Claude Cerre, France, and his macrophotographs are included in the book.
Categories: Business & Economics

Australian Forest Woods

Australian Forest Woods

With over 900 images, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written on Australian forest woods, both for the amateur and the professional wood enthusiast.

Author: Morris Lake

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486307791

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 414

Australian Forest Woods describes about 130 of the most significant Australian forest trees and their wood. The introductory sections introduce the reader to the uniqueness and usefulness of forest trees. The book examines the forest tree species and their wood with photographs, botanical descriptions and a summary of the characteristics of the wood. A section on wood identification includes fundamental information on tree growth and wood structure. With over 900 images, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written on Australian forest woods, both for the amateur and the professional wood enthusiast. Macrophotographs of the wood are shown in association with a physical description of wood characteristics, which will aid identification. This technique was developed by Jean-Claude Cerre, France, and his macrophotographs are included in the book.
Categories: Science

Australian Forest Woods

Australian Forest Woods

Australian Rainforest Conservation Society, Bardon, Qld. Hoadley RB (1990) Identifying Wood. Taunton Press, Newtown, CT, USA. Ilic J (1991) CSIRO Atlas of ...

Author: Morris Lake

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486307807

Category: Science

Page: 232

View: 789

Australian Forest Woods describes about 130 of the most significant Australian forest trees and their wood. The introductory sections introduce the reader to the uniqueness and usefulness of forest trees. The book examines the forest tree species and their wood with photographs, botanical descriptions and a summary of the characteristics of the wood. A section on wood identification includes fundamental information on tree growth and wood structure. With over 900 images, this is the most comprehensive guide ever written on Australian forest woods, both for the amateur and the professional wood enthusiast. Macrophotographs of the wood are shown in association with a physical description of wood characteristics, which will aid identification. This technique was developed by Jean-Claude Cerre, France, and his macrophotographs are included in the book.
Categories: Science

Australian Rain forest Trees

Australian Rain forest Trees

THE WOOD OF AUSTRALIAN RAIN - FOREST TREES . The rain forests contain trees which produce woods of a very wide range in texture , colour , and utility . Considered generally , the rainforest woods are considerably softer than the woods ...

Author: William Douglas Francis

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924052371550

Category: Botany

Page: 468

View: 510

Categories: Botany

Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests

Functional Ecology of Woodlands and Forests

... and shade - intolerant tree of the Australian rainforest whose life is ... 20 m in height and has relatively hard wood , it can be quite abundant as a ...

Author: J.R. Packham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412443902

Category: Nature

Page: 407

View: 940

Functional Ecology of Woodlands is firmly based on the factors which govern the composition of woodland communities, but goes on to explore the dynamics of interactions between various ecosystem components. This is an authoritative text on the functioning of forest ecosystems, which will also assist readers to reach informed decisions about issues such as the greenhouse effect, acid precipitation, the greening of cities and agroforestry.
Categories: Nature

Medicine of Australian Mammals

Medicine of Australian Mammals

... body weight and are found throughout Australia. They occupy almost all terrestrial habitats including tropical rainforests, woodlands, open grasslands, ...

Author: Larry Vogelnest

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643099289

Category: Science

Page: 704

View: 460

In Medicine of Australian Mammals, more than 30 experts present the most current information available on the medical management of all taxa of Australian native mammals. This comprehensive text is divided into two parts. The first includes chapters on general topics relevant to the medical management of captive and free-ranging Australian native mammals such as: veterinary considerations for the rescue, treatment, rehabilitation and release of wildlife; veterinary aspects of hand-rearing orphaned marsupials; marine mammal strandings and the role of the veterinarian; and wildlife health investigation and necropsy of Australian mammals. The second part covers the medicine of specific taxa of Australian native mammals. Detailed information on taxonomy, distribution, biology, anatomy, physiology, reproduction, husbandry, nutrition, physical and chemical restraint, clinical pathology, hand-rearing, diseases, zoonoses, therapeutics, reproductive management and surgery is included. This practical, one-source reference is complemented by detailed photographs and illustrations, as well as tables listing reproductive and physiological data, diets, haematology and biochemistry values, and drug formularies. Appendices include a checklist of the mammals of Australia and its territories and a guide to the identification of common parasites of Australian mammals. Medicine of Australian Mammals is clinically oriented and is a must-have for veterinary clinicians, no matter how experienced. The book will also be of use to veterinary students, researchers, biologists, zoologists, wildlife carers and other wildlife professionals.
Categories: Science

Sustainable Farm Forestry in the Tropics

Sustainable Farm Forestry in the Tropics

For many uses, Australian rainforest cabinet timbers, other Australian hardwoods and imported tropical timbers are close substitutes.

Author: Stephen Robert Harrison

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1782543848

Category: Science

Page: 292

View: 109

'The text is valuable in that it describes tropical small-scale farm forestry and the complex interrelationships between social, economic, and biological issues quite well . . . For readers interested in tropical forestry in a developed nation, the book is a detailed and excellent source of information.' - Matthew Pelkki, Natural Resources Journal There has been an increased awareness of the need to establish and maintain small-scale forestry in tropical countries. This is due to concerns over continued deforestation, as well as the long-term environmental and economic resources these plantations can contribute if managed successfully. This book examines the constraints that limit the development of small-scale forestry in tropical environments and how they can be overcome.
Categories: Science

Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia No 59 1973

Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia No  59  1973

Australian Bureau of Statistics ... Other broadleaved timbers (hardwoods). ... of which yield species known collectively as rainforest or brushwood species.

Author: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Publisher: Aust. Bureau of Statistics

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page:

View: 960

Categories: Australia

Wildlife of Australia

Wildlife of Australia

It is a common bird in eastern rainforests, woodlands, and thickets from ne. QLD south to VIC. It behaves much like Pale Yellow Robin and is most often ...

Author: Iain Campbell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691153537

Category: Nature

Page: 288

View: 190

Ideal for the nature-loving traveler, Wildlife of Australia is a handy photographic pocket guide to the most widely seen birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and habitats of Australia. The guide features more than 400 stunning color photographs, and coverage includes 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs likely to be encountered in Australia's major tourist destinations. Accessible species accounts are useful for both general travelers and serious naturalists, and the invaluable habitat section describes the Australian bush and its specific wildlife. Animal species with similar features are placed on the same plates in order to aid identification. Wildlife of Australia is an indispensable and thorough resource for any nature enthusiast interested in this remarkable continent. Easy-to-use pocket guide More than 400 high-quality photographs Accessible text aids identification Habitat guide describes the Australian bush and its specific wildlife Coverage includes the 350 birds, 70 mammals, 30 reptiles, and 16 frogs most likely to be seen on a trip around Australia
Categories: Nature

Insect Biodiversity and Dead Wood

Insect Biodiversity and Dead Wood

The influence of forest management history on the integrity of the saproxylic beetle fauna in an Australian tropical rainforest . Biological Conservation .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02716751H

Category: Coarse woody debris

Page: 109

View: 674

"In August 2004, the city of Brisbane, Australia, was host to one of the largest recent gatherings of the world's entomologists. Several thousand delegates attended the 22nd International Congress of Entomology, which featured a multitude of symposia that together covered a wide range of entomology-related topics. This special General Technical Report is based on papers presented in a symposium entitled 'Insect Biodiversity and Dead Wood.' It features contributions by scientists from around the world, and these contributions clearly illustrate our growing understanding of the entomological importance of dead wood.
Categories: Coarse woody debris

Forests and Insect Conservation in Australia

Forests and Insect Conservation in Australia

Conserv Biol 25:94–104 Cranston PS, McKie B (2006) Aquatic wood – an insect ... and composition of dead wood in Australian lowland tropical rainforest with ...

Author: Tim R. New

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319922225

Category: Science

Page: 276

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Losses of forests and their insect inhabitants are a major global conservation concern, spanning tropical and temperate forest regions throughout the world. This broad overview of Australian forest insect conservation draws on studies from many places to demonstrate the diversity and vulnerability of forest insects and how their conservation may be pursued through combinations of increased understanding, forest protection and silvicultural management in both natural and plantation forests. The relatively recent history of severe human disturbance to Australian forests ensures that reasonably natural forest patches remain and serve as ‘models’ for many forest categories. They are also refuges for many forest biota extirpated from the wider landscapes as forests are lost, and merit strenuous protection from further changes, and wider efforts to promote connectivity between otherwise isolated remnant patches. In parallel, the recent attention to improving forest insect conservation in harmony with insect pest management continues to benefit from perspectives generated from better-documented faunas elsewhere. Lessons from the northern hemisphere, in particular, have led to revelations of the ecological importance and vulnerability of many insect taxa in forests, together with clear evidence that ‘conservation can work’ in concert with wider forest uses. A brief outline of the variety of Australian tropical and temperate forests and woodlands, and of the multitude of endemic and, often, highly localised insects that depend on them highlights needs for conservation (both of single focal species and wider forest-dependent radiations and assemblages). The ways in which insects contribute to sustained ecological integrity of these complex ecosystems provide numerous opportunities for practical conservation.
Categories: Science

Rainforests of Australia

Rainforests of Australia

As well as being harvested for pulp , rainforest woods are beginning to be used for ends more appropriate to their qualities . Huon pine and blackwood have for years been highly sought after by the craft and furniture industries .

Author: Leo Meier

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: UOM:39015069112335

Category: Rain forest ecology

Page: 264

View: 350

Tropical rainforests - Monsoon forests - Subtropical rainforests - Warm temperate rainforests - Cool temperate rainforests - Dry rainforests and other unique rainforeststs_
Categories: Rain forest ecology

An Environmental History of Australian Rainforests until 1939

An Environmental History of Australian Rainforests until 1939

Settlers also identified particular tree varieties as the most difficult to cut, bestowing on them colourful descriptive names such as Steelwood, Iron-wood, ...

Author: Warwick Frost

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000173741

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 724

This book provides a comprehensive environmental history of how Australia’s rainforests developed, the influence of Aborigines and pioneers, farmers and loggers, and of efforts to protect rainforests, to help us better understand current issues and debates surrounding their conservation and use. While interest in rainforests and the movement for their conservation are often mistakenly portrayed as features of the last few decades, the debate over human usage of rainforests stretches well back into the nineteenth century. In the modern world, rainforests are generally considered the most attractive of the ecosystems, being seen as lush, vibrant, immense, mysterious, spiritual and romantic. Rainforests hold a special place; both providing a direct link to Gondwanaland and the dinosaurs and today being the home of endangered species and highly rich in biodiversity. They are also a critical part of Australia’s heritage. Indeed, large areas of Australian rainforests are now covered by World Heritage Listing. However, they also represent a dissonant heritage. What exactly constitutes rainforest, how it should be managed and used, and how much should be protected are all issues which remain hotly contested. Debates around rainforests are particularly dominated by the contradiction of competing views and uses – seeing rainforests either as untapped resources for agriculture and forestry versus valuing and preserving them as attractive and sublime natural wonders. Australia fits into this global story as a prime example but is also of interest for its aspects that are exceptional, including the intensity of clearing at certain periods and for its place in the early development of national parks. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Environmental History, Australian History and Comparative History.
Categories: History

Mythic Woods

Mythic Woods

The bestselling author of Meeting with Remarkable Trees has chosen 15 "mythic woods," from the famous Sherwood Forest (so unlike its legendary image) to the little-known Valley of the Giants in Tasmania, home to some of the world's tallest ...

Author: Jonathan Roberts

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson Limited

ISBN: 9780297843528

Category: Nature

Page: 175

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These magnificent and evocative color photos reveal why forests have been a source of inspiration to humankind throughout the ages. The bestselling author of Meeting with Remarkable Trees has chosen 15 "mythic woods," from the famous Sherwood Forest (so unlike its legendary image) to the little-known Valley of the Giants in Tasmania, home to some of the world's tallest trees. Some are huge and ecologically vital, like the Amazon and Canadian rainforests; others are tiny remnants, like the Black Wood of Rannoch. The rich and diverse gallery includes the Petrified Forest of Arizona and the towering underwater groves of the Californian Kelp Forest. If anyone questions the need to nurture and protect Earth's forests, these images offer a supremely eloquent answer.
Categories: Nature

Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia

Official Year Book of the Commonwealth of Australia

The sub - tropical rainforest found in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales yields the tulip oak , crab apple ( Shizomeria ovata ) and white beech ( Gmelina leichhardtii ) . Coachwood ( Ceratopetalum apetalum ) and sassafras ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0002882876

Category: Australia

Page:

View: 950

Issues for 1901/07-1901/20 include corrected statistics for the period 1788 to 1900.
Categories: Australia

Proceedings of Pacific Regional Wood Anatomy Conference

Proceedings of Pacific Regional Wood Anatomy Conference

18 WOOD ANATOMY OF SOME AUSTRALIAN RAINFOREST VINES R.K. Bamber FORESTRY COMMISSION OF N.S.W. , SYDNEY , AUSTRALIA . INTRODUCTION Vines are one of the most commonest forms of plant life in rain forests and their presence typifies the ...

Author: Syoji Sudō

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D01477764W

Category: Wood

Page: 178

View: 741

Categories: Wood