Providing nearly 9000 photomicrographs of hardwood sections, this atlas allows identification of over 80% of the world's commercial hardwoods, by matching or confirming wood structure. The first section of the text contains 1274 species, showing their cleanly cut endgrain. The second part shows microscopic sections of the transverse, tangential longitudinal and radial longitudinal surfaces of 1754 species. All species are organized alphabetically by botanical family, genus and species. The photomicrographs are prepared from authentic samples representative of each species, illustrating their distinctive features. Each species in the atlas is referenced by its botanical name and family name, as well as a number of common, trade or other names. This publication will be particularly useful for professional wood anatomists, students of wood anatomy, timber restorers, museum curators, forensic and wood research scientists.