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With a naked eye or microscope you will be able to identify 180 hardwoods, softwoods amd tropical woods by following the straightforward techniques described in this text.
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
Describes the anatomy of trees and provides instructions for identifying the wood of nearly two hundred species.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -215) and index.
About the Author
R. Bruce Hoadley is a contributor for Taunton Press titles including Understanding Wood.