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By John Perlin

A modern view of the results 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 critical gasoline and construction fabric from the sunrise of civilization. Its abundance or shortage tremendously formed, as A woodland Journey ably relates, the tradition, demographics, economic system, inner and exterior politics, and know-how of successive societies over the millennia.

The book's finished assurance of the main function forests have performed in human life--told with grace, fluency, mind's eye, and humor—gained it reputation as a Harvard vintage in technology and international heritage and as one in all Harvard's "One-Hundred nice Books." Others receiving the glory 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 during which forests became critical for humanity's survival.

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