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A Forest Journey: The Story of Wood and Civilization

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Publisher Comments:

Until the ascendancy of fossil fuels, wood has been the principal fuel and building material from the dawn of civilization. Its abundance or scarcity greatly shaped, as ably relates, the culture, demographics, economy, internal and external politics, and technology of successive societies over the millennia. The book's comprehensive coverage of the major role forests have played in human life--told with grace, fluency, imagination, and humor--gained it recognition as a Harvard Classic in Science and World History and as one of Harvard's "One-Hundred Great Books." Others receiving the honor include such luminaries as Stephen Jay Gould and E. O. Wilson. This new paperback edition will add a prologue and an epilogue to reflect the current situation in which forests have become imperative for humanity's survival.

Synopsis:

A contemporary view of the effects of wood, as used for building and fuel, and of deforestation on the development of civilization.

About the Author

John Perlin has also authored A Golden Thread: Twenty-Five Hundred Years of Solar Architecture and Technology (with Ken Butti) and From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity. He researched and wrote the narrative for the film Power from the Sun with Nobel Laureates Drs. Walter Kohn and Alan Heeger. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780881506761
Author:
Perlin, John
Publisher:
Countryman Press
Author:
Perlin, John
Subject:
History
Subject:
Deforestation
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - General
Subject:
Trees & Forests - General
Subject:
Plants and civilization.
Subject:
Forests and forestry -- History.
Subject:
Plants - Trees
Subject:
Trees
Subject:
Nature Studies-Trees
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
50 black-and-white photos and illustrati
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
9 x 6.1 x 1.3 in 1.69 lb

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