January 2019 Non-Fiction Lead Titles

Australian Forest Woods: Characteristics, Uses and Identification Morris Lake

Hardback | Jan 2019 | CSIRO Publishing | 9781486307784 | 232pp | 297x218mm | GEN | AUD$69.99, NZD$84.99

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, as well as images of the basic characteristics.