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This is the first book to tackle all the issues relating to timber decay. It presents the facts and explores timber decay problems through case studies. These are illustrated with clear self-explanatory photographs for the reader to use as a diagnostic aid. Section 1 discusses timber as a living material, Section 2 deals with decay organisms and their habitat requirements. Section 3 moves on to the building as an environment for timber and discusses the ways in which wood responds to moisture change. Section 4 ends with an approach to timber decay which integrates knowledge on the decay organism, its requirements and natural predators with appropriate and targeted chemical treatments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780419188209
ISBN-10: 0419188207
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 189mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: TCRE Division / Scottish Conservation Bureau, Hist
Publisher: Historic Environment Scotland
Publish Date: 25-Nov-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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