Auteur: R. Bruce Hoadley
Afmetingen: Gebonden, 225 x 287 mm
About Hoadley's first book, Understanding Wood: "Hoadley has done an excellent job of culling and pulling together in a practical way a vast amount of information about wood...." - Library Journal
"This book is for persons who wish to learn to work with wood and don't want to spend years of frustration on trial and error...." - Forest Products Journal
When craftsmen, antique dealers, government officials, laywers, 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 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 approach is its flexibility. 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 direct and accurate identification of a popular wood according to the particular situation. The result: Hoadley's methods work.