The Biography of Wool

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Crabtree Publishing Company, 2007 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
The history of wool is not simply the history of a product that people wear, but a history of farming, human migration, and manufacturing. This intriguing new book tells the story of one of the world's first fibers, spun into cloth since as early as 1500 B.C. Topics include
- sheep and goat farming and fleecing
- British woolen goods prized by Roman invaders
- weavers, trade guilds and wool marts or "staples"
- the Industrial Revolution and the start of mass manufactured clothing
- wool and textile production today
 

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Contents

Warm and Woolly
4
What is Wool?
6
Wool Lands
8
Raising Sheep
10
From Sheep to Sweater
14
Wool in Ancient Times 6 001 W
18
Medieval Wool
20
Settlers and Sheep detokeo WA 739NIYINIW
22
At Work in Wool Mills
24
Uses of Wool
28
The Future of Wool
30
Glossary and Index
32
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