The Wood from the Trees


THE contents of this book can be briefly stated. There are three clearly defined sections, the first of which deals with the main forest resources of the world, the methods of preparing timber, and the prewar and possible post-war flow of timber from exporting countries to Great Britain. In the second section Jefferies describes the role and uses of timber as an implement of war and speculates about the probable fate of timber resources in invaded and other countries. Despite the author's real interest in the uses, distribution and potential value of wood, however, it is clearly apparent that the theme and the raison d'êetre of this book lie in the third section.

The Wood from the Trees

By Richard Jefferies. (London: The Pilot Press, Ltd., 1945.) Pp. 143 + 16 plates. 9s. 6d. net.


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HAWKINS, T. The Wood from the Trees. Nature 156, 613 (1945).

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