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Identifying Wood

Accurate Results with Simple Tools

R. Bruce Hoadley, Barbara L. Hoadley Estate of


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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

Taunton Press, 9780942391046, 240pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 1990