422 dominantly Persian. Unfortunately a numberof the illustrations are very poor. In many pages one recognises copies from earlier publications in the international wood anatomicalliterature. Even illustrations from arecent paper by Gasson in IAWA Bulletin n.s. 6,1985, have been faithfully copied. One is surprised why the author has not quoted his sources in these instances. I have failed to discover a logical sequence in this collection of illustrations of variable quality. Oaks and several softwoods show up in various places and there is an am pie re- IAWA Bulletin n.s., Vol. 7(4),1986 presentation of Tamarix species, on wh ich the author did much original work. Apparently this major section of the book contains the 'notes on commercial species of the worId' promised in the titIe of the book. The value of this book will be largely restricted to teaching wood anatomy in Iran. There is little information on wood technology, although the titIe suggests the latter to be the main subject. For information on this field we will probably have to wait for volume II. Pieter Baas ASSOCIATlON AFF AIRS Deaths Two distinguished Honorary IAWA Members died earlier this year. Dr. E. W. J. Phillips, formerly of the Forest Products Laboratory at Princes Risborough, Aylesbury, England joined IAWA as early as 1947. He was elected an Honorary Member in 1971. Dr. Phillips will be remembered for his outstanding work on various aspects of appIied and fundamental wood anatomy, not in the least for his cIassical contribution on the identification of softwoods by their microscopic structure of 1948. Dr. M. W. Bannan, formerly of the University of Toronto, Canada, became famous for his outstanding studies of the cambium: the frequency of its anticlinal cell divisions, lass of initials, on cell length, interactions with growth rate, etc. Dr. Bannan was eIected an Honorary IAWA Member in 1970. New Members Mr. Harry A. Aiden The Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum & Gardens Winterthur, Delaware 19735 U.S.A. Prof. Dr. H.-D. Behnke Lehrstuhl Zellenlehre, Universität Heidelberg Im Neuenheimer Feld 230 D-690 Heidelberg F.R.G. Ms. Ani Binti Sulaiman Forest Research Institute Kepong, Selangor 52109 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia Dr. A. Frühwald Ordinariat Holztechnologie Leuschnerstrasse 91 2050 Hamburg 80 F.R.G. Dr. A. Hosseinzadeh Research Institute Forests & Rangelands P.O. Box 13-116 Tehran Iran Prof. Hsiung Nanjing Forestry University Library Nanjing People's Republic of China Prof. Dr. S. A. E. Kandeel F aculty of AgricuIture King Saud University P. O. Box 2460 Riyadh 11451 Saudi Arabia
IAWA Journal – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 1986
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