R. Bruce Hoadley is a professor of Building Materials and Wood Technology in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He specializes in wood identification and wood properties, has written several books, and is a contributing editor and technical consultant for Fine Woodworking magazine.
His book Identifying Wood: Accurate results with simple tools is an accessible introduction to the topic.
- Hoadley, R. Bruce (2000). Understanding Wood: A Craftsman’s Guide to Wood Technology (2nd. ed.). Taunton Press. ISBN 1-56158-358-8.
- Hoadley, R. Bruce (1990). Identifying Wood: Accurate results with simple tools. Taunton Press. ISBN 0-942391-04-7.