By R. Bruce Hoadley
Taunton Press, 1990
Hard cover, 9" x 11", 223 pages
When craftsmen, antique dealers, government officials, lawyers, museum conservators and others need wood identified, they turn to one of the leading experts in the field--R. Bruce Hoadley.
Now Hoadley, a professor of wood science and technology at the University of Massachusetts, shares his expertise in this definitive book. With just the naked eye and a hand lens or elementary microscope, you will be able to identify over 180 hardwoods, softwoods and tropical woods by following the straightforward techniques described in this book.
The secret to Hoadley's appraoch is its flexibilty. Hoadley does not follow a rigid "keying out" system commonly presented in most other wood-identification texts. Rather, he makes use of a combination of procedures that allow the most idrect and accuarte identification of a particular wood according to the particular situation. The result: Hoadlet's methods work.