A reverence for wood

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W. Funk, 1965 - Crafts & Hobbies - 110 pages
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The special knowledge of which wood is suited to which task, the ready identification of native trees, the reverence for wood, the instinctive knowledge that wood can warm the soul as well as the body -- these virtues of a bygone age are revived in Eric Sloane's remarkable work. Heavily illustrated, with a section on identification of nearly sixty native trees, A REVERENCE FOR WOOD provides an illuminating view of the resource that made possible so much of the early settlement of North America.

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Heavily illustrated meditation on the importance of wood in the early decades of America. Sloane gives some history on why architecture and agriculture developed the way they did in America and reveals forgotten lore and understanding on how wood works in buildings. Read full review


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Sloane, born in New York City and educated at Yale, most of his life has been spent in New England, where he has combined a fascinating range of interests into a colorful and highly successful career, primarily as author-illustrator of more than 24 books on American history, arts, and artifacts.

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