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A Splintered History of Wood

Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats

by Spike Carlsen

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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 exploration of nature's greatest gift.


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Publisher: HarperCollins

Kindle Book

  • Release date: October 6, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780061982774
  • Release date: October 6, 2009

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  • ISBN: 9780061982774
  • File size: 5156 KB
  • Release date: October 6, 2009

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  • File size: 6265 KB
  • Release date: August 26, 2008


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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 exploration of nature's greatest gift.


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    Publisher:
    HarperCollins

    Kindle Book
    Release date: October 6, 2009

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780061982774
    Release date: October 6, 2009

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780061982774
    File size: 5156 KB
    Release date: October 6, 2009

    PDF eBook
    File size: 6265 KB
    Release date: August 26, 2008

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