Timber: Its Nature and Behaviour adopts a materials science approach to timber and comprehensively examines the relationship between the performance of timber and its structure.This book explains a wide range of timber's physical and mechanical behaviour (including processing) in terms of its basic structure and its complex interaction with moisture. The performance of timber and panel products is also related to the levels set in new European specifications and with the associated methods of testing.
John M. Dinwoodie carried out research for the UK Building Research Establishment for 35 years, focusing on timber and wood-based panels with a special interest in their rhetological behaviour. Since his retirement from the BRE he has been employed as a consultant to represent the UK in the preparation of European standards for wood-based panels. He was awarded an OBE in 1994, and appointed Honorary Professor in the Department of Forest Sciences, University of Wales Bangor.