With just the naked eye and a hand lens or elementary microscopy, you will be able to identify over 180 domestic and tropical hardwoods and softwoods by following the straightforward techniques in this book.
Bruce Hoadley, a professor of wood science and technology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides:
- an overview of the wood identification process
- a look at the basic anatomy of woody plants
- hundreds of easy-to-use charts and crystal-clear photographs and microphotographs
- sources of information and materials, and a glossary of all technical terms used in the book
Author: R. Bruce Hoadley