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The wood age : how one material shaped the whole of human history, Roland Ennos

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The wood age : how one material shaped the whole of human history
Title
The wood age
Title remainder
how one material shaped the whole of human history
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Roland Ennos
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How did the descendants of small arboreal primates manage to stand on our own two feet, become top predators and take over the world? In The Wood Age, Roland Ennos shows that the key to humanity's success has been our relationship with wood. He takes u s on a sweepting ten-million-year journey from great apes who built their nests among the trees to early humans who depended on wood for fire, shelter, tools and weapons; from the structural design of wheels and woodwinds, to the invention of paper and the printing press. Drawing together recent research and reinterpreting existing evidence from fields as far ranging as primatology, anthropology, archaeology, history, architecture, engineering and carpentry, Ennos charts for the first time how our ability to exploit wood's unique properties has shaped our bodies and minds, societies and lives. He also charts the dislocating effects of industrialism and explains how rediscovering traditional ways of growing, using and understanding trees can help combat climate change and bring our lives into better balance with nature. In the bestselling tradition of Harari's Sapiens, this unique history of humanity tells the story of our evolution, our civilisastions and our future through the lens of the material that made us. We are products of the Wood Age. --
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  • plates
Index
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Wood
  • Human beings
  • Technology and civilization
Label
The wood age : how one material shaped the whole of human history, Roland Ennos
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3:
  • Losing our hair ;
  • 4:
  • Tooling up
  • Part 2:
  • Building civilization.
  • 5:
  • Clearing the forest ;
  • 6:
  • Melting and smelting ;
  • Prologue:
  • 7:
  • Carving our communities ;
  • 8:
  • Supplying life's luxuries ;
  • 9:
  • Supporting our pretensions ;
  • 10:
  • Limiting our outlook
  • Part 3:
  • Wood in the industrial era.
  • The road to nowhere
  • 11:
  • Replacing firewood and charcoal ;
  • 12:
  • Wood in the nineteenth century ;
  • 13:
  • Wood in the modern world
  • Part 4:
  • Facing the consequences.
  • 14:
  • Assessing our impact ;
  • Part 1:
  • 15:
  • Mending our strained relationship
  • Wood and human evolution.
  • 1:
  • Our arboreal inheritance ;
  • 2:
  • Coming down from the trees ;
Control code
on1238127750
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 318 pages , 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008318833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1238127750
Label
The wood age : how one material shaped the whole of human history, Roland Ennos
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-301) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 3:
  • Losing our hair ;
  • 4:
  • Tooling up
  • Part 2:
  • Building civilization.
  • 5:
  • Clearing the forest ;
  • 6:
  • Melting and smelting ;
  • Prologue:
  • 7:
  • Carving our communities ;
  • 8:
  • Supplying life's luxuries ;
  • 9:
  • Supporting our pretensions ;
  • 10:
  • Limiting our outlook
  • Part 3:
  • Wood in the industrial era.
  • The road to nowhere
  • 11:
  • Replacing firewood and charcoal ;
  • 12:
  • Wood in the nineteenth century ;
  • 13:
  • Wood in the modern world
  • Part 4:
  • Facing the consequences.
  • 14:
  • Assessing our impact ;
  • Part 1:
  • 15:
  • Mending our strained relationship
  • Wood and human evolution.
  • 1:
  • Our arboreal inheritance ;
  • 2:
  • Coming down from the trees ;
Control code
on1238127750
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 318 pages , 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008318833
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1238127750

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