Details the experience of restoring a barn and includes anecdotes and lore onevery aspect of wood.Details the experience of restoring a barn and includes anecdotes and lore onevery aspect of wood.Hide synopsis
Description:Acceptable. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable...Acceptable. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Description:Good+ As issued No Jacket. Book Slight spine lean, corner bumps,...Good+ As issued No Jacket. Book Slight spine lean, corner bumps, sticker remains on the front cover, a couple of handling creases to the rear cover, and other light shopwear.
Description:Sloane, Eric. Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A BALLANTINE BOOK No....Sloane, Eric. Fine. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A BALLANTINE BOOK No. 24492. FIFTH PRINTING AUGUST 1977. 110 pages. Illustrated. A book by the artist and the author of RETURN TO TAOS and LOOK AT THE SKY AND TELL THE WEATHER. Originally published in 1965. A good plus copy in wrappers. The text is very clean and sound.
This book is an interesting approach to history, telling it from the perspective of wood and its myriad uses and functions in our early society. Amazing insights that illuminate how we lived 100 years ago.
This book conveys the importance that wood played in our history as a country. The writer does an excellent job of dispelling the readers ignorance of what life was like 200 or more years ago. As time moves forward, things such as a way of living can get lost and the amount of work it takes to reanimate the knowledge is considerable. Even more so is the talent it takes to write about it and incorporate it into a story set in the now.
Eric Sloane aptly named the book because the word "Reverence" described well his relationship with the title material. Anyone who has an interest in wood as an art, or as a building material will do well to read this book. Anybody who is interested in a different way of looking at history in this country will benefit as well. The information on the behavior of wood and its uses is invaluable and was garnered by people in the past from years of experience and hard work. Eric Sloane did a great service to all interested with this accumulation of wonderful information.
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