By John Perlin
A latest view of the consequences of wooden, as used for development and gas, and of deforestation at the improvement of civilization. until eventually the ascendancy of fossil fuels, wooden has been the crucial gasoline and development fabric from the sunrise of civilization. Its abundance or shortage significantly 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 insurance of the most important function forests have performed in human life--told with grace, fluency, mind's eye, and humor—gained it attractiveness as a Harvard vintage in technology and global background and as one in every of Harvard's "One-Hundred nice Books." Others receiving the distinction 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 important for humanity's survival.
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