A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization

A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization

John Perlin

A modern view of the results of wooden, as used for development and gas, and of deforestation at the improvement of civilization.

till the ascendancy of fossil fuels, wooden has been the critical gasoline and development fabric from the sunrise of civilization. Its abundance or shortage drastically formed, as A woodland Journey ably relates, the tradition, demographics, economic system, inner and exterior politics, and know-how of successive societies over the millennia.

The book's accomplished assurance of the foremost position forests have performed in human life--told with grace, fluency, mind's eye, and humor―gained it popularity as a Harvard vintage in technological know-how and global historical past and as one among Harvard's "One-Hundred nice Books." Others receiving the glory contain such luminaries as Stephen Jay Gould and E. O. Wilson. This new paperback version will upload a prologue and an epilogue to mirror the present state of affairs during which forests became significant for humanity's survival. 50 black-and-white photographs and illustrations, bibliography, index

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