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Carlsen, Spike

A Splintered History of Wood

Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats

€ 18.95

In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. Without wood, we wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the colder regions of the planet. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives still would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you are now holding wouldn't exist. At the same time, many of us are removed from the world where wood is shaped and celebrated every day. That world is inhabited by a unique assortment of eccentric craftsmen and passionate enthusiasts who have created some of the world's most beloved musical instruments, feared weapons, dazzling architecture, sacred relics, and bizarre forms of transportation. In "A Splintered History of Wood," Spike Carlsen has uncovered the most outlandish characters and examples, from world-champion chainsaw carvers to blind woodworkers, the Miraculous Staircase to the Lindbergh kidnapping case, and many more, in a passionate and personal explorat ion of nature's greatest gift.


Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
432 pagina's
Januari 2009
340 gram
210 x 140 x 25 mm
HarperCollins US us

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