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The age of wood : our most useful material and the construction of civilization, Roland Ennos

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The age of wood : our most useful material and the construction of civilization
Title
The age of wood
Title remainder
our most useful material and the construction of civilization
Statement of responsibility
Roland Ennos
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Language
eng
Summary
"As the dominant species on Earth, humans have made astonishing progress since our ancestors came down from the trees. But how did the descendants of small primates manage to walk upright, become top predators, and populate the world? How were humans able to develop civilizations and produce a globalized economy? Now, in The Age of Wood, Roland Ennos shows for the first time that the key to our success has been our relationship with wood. Brilliantly synthesizing recent research with existing knowledge in fields as wide-ranging as primatology, anthropology, archaeology, history, architecture, engineering, and carpentry, Ennos reinterprets human history and shows how our ability to exploit wood's unique properties has profoundly shaped our bodies and minds, societies, and lives. He takes us on a sweeping ten-million-year journey from Southeast Asia and West Africa where great apes swing among the trees, build nests, and fashion tools; to East Africa where hunter gatherers collected their food; to the structural design of wooden temples in China and Japan; and to Northern England, where archaeologists trace how coal enabled humans to build an industrial world. Addressing the effects of industrialization--including the use of fossil fuels and other energy-intensive materials to replace timber--The Age of Wood not only shows the essential role that trees play in the history and evolution of human existence, but also argues that for the benefit of our planet we must return to more traditional ways of growing, using, and understanding trees. A winning blend of history and science, this is a fascinating and authoritative work for anyone interested in nature, the environment, and the making of the world as we know it."--
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Ennos, Roland
Dewey number
620.1209
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
QK475
LC item number
.E545 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wood
  • Trees
  • Woodwork
  • Building, Wooden
  • Human evolution
  • Plants and civilization
  • Plants and history
  • Human evolution
  • Large type books
  • Plants and civilization
  • Plants and history
  • Trees
  • Wood
  • Woodwork
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The age of wood : our most useful material and the construction of civilization, Roland Ennos
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-464)
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1221019338
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
467 pages (large print), 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432886103
Lccn
2020048244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1221019338
Label
The age of wood : our most useful material and the construction of civilization, Roland Ennos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 425-464)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1221019338
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
467 pages (large print), 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432886103
Lccn
2020048244
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1221019338

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