By John Perlin
A modern view of the results of wooden, as used for construction and gasoline, and of deforestation at the improvement of civilization.
Until the ascendancy of fossil fuels, wooden has been the imperative gasoline and development fabric from the sunrise of civilization. Its abundance or shortage tremendously formed, as A wooded area Journey ably relates, the tradition, demographics, economic climate, inner and exterior politics, and know-how of successive societies over the millennia.
The book's finished assurance of the foremost 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 heritage and as one in every of Harvard's "One-Hundred nice Books." Others receiving the dignity comprise 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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