The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Natural World & Environment, Nature Writing
Paperback Published on: 07/04/2016
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An exuberant tale of craftsmanship for nature lovers and rugged outdoor types everywhere. Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141977515
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees
Educational, enjoyable - a must for woodsmen
Five star book for the many people who are fascinated by our woodlands, the ash and other trees which give them their 'personality' and our heritage of woo... READ MORE
Alan Toft
The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees
Beautifully written
A deeply passionate writing about a fundamental part of our ecosystems. Penn describes the journey of his Ash tree with the help of expert woodworkers and ... READ MORE
Ahren Labuschagne