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  author={Witold Brostow and Tea Datashvili and Harrison Miller},
Wood is a structural material outperforming all oth er materials combined in the total annual tonnage used worldwide. We point out the role of wood in th e development of 'green' technologies. To provide a perspective, we discuss forests and woodl ands in the past and their role in the growth of civilization. Wood structure is explained. The rol e of wood as a fuel is described. Manufacturing of paper from wood is discussed. We then discuss composites containing synthetic polymers and wood… 

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