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The Wood Age: How One Material Shaped the Whole of History

Author: Roland Ennos.

The Wood Age: How One Material Shaped the Whole of History

Author: Roland Ennos.

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Item #: D34625
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
Publication Date: 2021
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780008318840
The key to humanity's success has been our relationship with wood, suggests Roland Ennos, who takes a sweeping ten-million-year journey from great apes who built their nests among the trees to the invention of paper and the printing press. Drawing upon anthropology and archaeology but also engineering and carpentry, Ennos enthusiastically charts how our abil... More
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The key to humanity's success has been our relationship with wood, suggests Roland Ennos, who takes a sweeping ten-million-year journey from great apes who built their nests among the trees to the invention of paper and the printing press. Drawing upon anthropology and archaeology but also engineering and carpentry, Ennos enthusiastically charts how our ability to exploit wood's unique properties has transformed our homes, our transportation, and our means of communication.


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