A Splintered History of Wood: Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats

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[S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2009.
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432 pages
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General adult.
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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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English
ISBN:
9780061982774

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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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APA Citation (style guide)

Carlsen, S. (2009). A Splintered History of Wood: Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats. [S.l.]: HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Carlsen, Spike. 2009. A Splintered History of Wood: Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats. [S.l.]: HarperCollins.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Carlsen, Spike, A Splintered History of Wood: Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats. [S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Carlsen, Spike. A Splintered History of Wood: Belt-Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats. [S.l.]: HarperCollins, 2009.

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