A Reverence for Wood

By: Eric Sloane

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Book Details: 112 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, 69 b&w illus., paperback, Dover Publications


Appeals to woodcrafters and lovers of Americana
"One of Eric Sloane's best books."--Library Journal"
This refreshing, delightfully written, and magnificently illustrated book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Ranging over the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, carpentry, and other areas, the author illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood and the resourcefulness of early Americans in using it. Unabridged republication of the original edition published by Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 1965.
112 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, 69 b&w illus., paperback, Dover Publications


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This refreshing and delightfully written book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Charmingly illustrated with author Eric Sloane's own sketches, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood.
Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this precious commodity. From cradle to coffin, the pioneer was surrounded by wood. It was used to make tools, fence the land, and build barns. People sat at wooden tables on wooden chairs and ate from wooden dishes. Charcoal, one of the many by-products of wood, was used to preserve meat, remove offensive odors, and produce ink. The bark of various trees was processed to make medicine.
An entertaining, factual, and historically accurate book, A Reverence for Wood will delight woodcrafters and lovers of Americana. It is "one of Eric Sloane's best books." -- Library Journal

Title: A Reverence for Wood

Author: Eric Sloane

Categories: Life & Times,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486433943

ISBN Number 13: 9780486433943

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 112 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, 69 b&w illus., paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 433943