By John Perlin
A modern view of the consequences of wooden, as used for construction and gas, and of deforestation at the improvement of civilization.
Until the ascendancy of fossil fuels, wooden has been the vital gas and development fabric from the sunrise of civilization. Its abundance or shortage significantly formed, as A woodland Journey ably relates, the tradition, demographics, financial system, inner and exterior politics, and know-how of successive societies over the millennia.
The book's complete assurance of the most important function forests have performed in human life--told with grace, fluency, mind's eye, and humor—gained it popularity as a Harvard vintage in technology and global historical past and as one in every of Harvard's "One-Hundred nice Books." Others receiving the honour contain such luminaries as Stephen Jay Gould and E. O. Wilson. This new paperback version will upload a prologue and an epilogue to mirror the present state of affairs within which forests became important for humanity's survival.
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