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