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The age of wood : our most useful material and the construction of civilization / Roland Ennos.

Author/Creator:
Ennos, Roland, author.
Publication:
New York : Scribner, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
xvi, 318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Edition:
First Scribner hardcover edition.
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Subjects:
Wood.
Trees.
Woodwork -- History.
Building, Wooden -- History.
Building, Wooden.
Woodwork.
Form/Genre:
History.
Summary:
A scholarly and scientific examination of the unrecognized role of trees in the planet's ecosystem reveals wood's unexpected influence on human evolution, civilization, and the global economy.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 WOOD AND HUMAN EVOLUTION
1. Our Arboreal Inheritance
2. Coming Down from the Trees
3. Losing Our Hair
4. Tooling Up
pt. 2 BUILDING CIVILIZATION
5. Clearing the Forest
6. Melting and Smelting
7. Carving Our Communities
8. Supplying Life's Luxuries
9. Supporting Our Pretensions
10. Limiting Our Outlook
pt. 3 WOOD IN THE INDUSTRIAL ERA
11. Replacing Firewood and Charcoal
12. Wood in the Nineteenth Century
13. Wood in the Modern World
pt. 4 FACING THE CONSEQUENCES
14. Assessing Our Impact
15. Mending Our Strained Relationship.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-301) and index.
ISBN:
9781982114732
1982114738
OCLC:
1222909798