The Age of Wood : Our Most Useful Material and the Construction of Civilization / Roland Ennos.
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|Clayton-Liberty Township Public Library - Main||LP 620.12 ENNOS (Text)||38324000421768||Adult Non-Fiction||Available||-|
|Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library||LP 620.12 ENN (Text)||78731000521088||New NF||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781432886103
- Physical Description: 467 pages (large print) : illustrations, photographs ; 22 cm
- Edition: Large print edition.
- Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2021.
- Copyright: ©2020
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references: p. 425-464.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Prologue: The Road to Nowhere -- Part 1: Wood and Human Evolution -- Our Arboreal Inheritance -- Coming Down from the Trees -- Losing Our Hair -- Tooling Up -- Part 2: Building Civilization -- Clearing the Forest -- Melting and Smelting -- Carving Our Communities -- Supplying Life's Luxuries -- Supporting Our Pretensions -- Limiting Our Outlook -- Part 3: Wood in the Industrial Era -- Replacing Firewood and Charcoal -- Wood in the Nineteenth Century -- Wood in the Modern World -- Part 4: Facing the Consequences -- Assessing Our Impact -- Mending Our Strained Relationship -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- References.
"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. A blend of history and science, this is a work for anyone interested in nature, the environment, and the making of the world as we know it." --Provided by publisher.
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