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<p><b>A passionate and imaginative exploration of wood – the material that shaped human history. </b></p><p>As a material, wood has no equal in strength, resilience, adaptability and availability. It has been our partner in the cultural evolution from woodland foragers to engineers of our own destiny. Tracing that partnership through tools, devices, construction and artistic expression, Max Adams casts light on our own history as an imaginative, curious, resourceful species.</p><p>He begins with the material properties of various species of wood, and the influence of six basic devices – wedge, inclined plane, screw, lever, wheel & axle and pulley – before investigating the myriad ways in which wood can and has been worked across human history. From the simple bivouacs of bush crafters to sophisticated wooden buildings; from carving, decorating arts and the use of wood as a medium for writing to the humble woodworking of rustic furniture; Max Adams brings together the stories and objects that trace a path of human ingenuity across half a million years.</p>

ISBN
9781788543507
Imprint
Apollo
Category
Non Fiction
Published
Pages
416
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<p>From tools and devices to construction and artistic expression, Max Adams explores wood – the material that shaped human history. </p>

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<b>PRAISE FOR MAX ADAMS</b>: <br />
'Adams' enthusiasm is beguiling, his knowledge as bountiful as a beech-mast, and his appreciation of the utility of trees is a pointer to a better world' <i>The Times</i>. <br />
'This book is a celebration of the plant from which it is made' <i>i</i>, on <i>The Wisdom of Trees</i> <br />
'An elegant book packed with information ... Adams is a true woodsman so speaks with authority' <i>Country Life</i>, on <i>The Wisdom of Trees</i>. <br />
'Gripping, hugely enjoyable and deeply scholarly' <i>History Today</i> Books of the Year, on <i>The King in the North</i>. <br />
'Lyrical prose apart, read this superbly informative book, and you will want to be out planting acorns, apply pips and conkers'

Resurgence & Ecologist, on The Wisdom of Trees

Illustrations
100 integrated b&w
Editions
ISBN
9781788543491
Format
eBook
Title
The Museum of the Wood Age
ISBN
9781788543507
Format
Hardback
Title
The Museum of the Wood Age
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<p>Max Adams is a woodsman and historian.</p>

<p>THE WISDOM OF TREES has sold 30k copies across all formats.</p>

<p>With integrated black and white illustrations and photographs.</p>

<p>MARKET: <i>The Wisdom of Trees</i>; <i>Trees of Life</i>; <i>The Wood Age</i>; Peter Wohlleben; Roger Deakin.</p>

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234
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