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Conservation of Wood Artifacts : a Handbook

Author: Achim Unger; Arno P Schniewind; Wibke Unger
Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2001.
Series: Natural science in archaeology.
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This handbook is the most comprehensive, up-to-date source of information on the history of wood conservation, on the structure and properties of wood, on organisms causing deterioration, on methods of diagnosis of wood condition, on materials and methods of wood preservation, on consolidation of deteriorated wood, and on wood adhesives. Although it provides many techniques of wood conservation in detail, it goes  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Achim Unger; Arno P Schniewind; Wibke Unger
ISBN: 9783662063989 3662063980
OCLC Number: 851391925
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 578 pages)
Contents: Preface --
Introduction --
History of Wood Conservation --
Wood Structure --
Wood Properties --
Corrosion Behaviour of Wood --
Biological Deterioration of Wood --
Diagnosis of Wood Condition --
Liquid Wood Preservatives --
Fumigants --
Physical Control Methods --
Biological Methods --
Consolidants --
Adhesives and Gap Fillers --
Appendix --
Series Title: Natural science in archaeology.
Responsibility: by Achim Unger, Arno P. Schniewind, Wibke Unger.


The impetus for this book was the desire to systematically organize the extant literature on the conservation of cultural property made of wood, from its beginnings before the Christian Era to the  Read more...


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