The Man Who Made Things Out Of Trees by Robert Penn

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The Man Who Made Things Out Of Trees by Robert Penn

“Robert Penn felled a single Ash tree and then set about seeing how many objects ( useful, beautiful, ideally both ) that he, roping in suitably expert assistance, could make this solitary specimen”

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This is an exuberant tale of craftsmanship for nature lovers and rugged outdoor types everywhere! Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture, and baseball bats, are far from dead. The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

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  • Author: Penn, Robert
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Publication Date: 01/04/2016
  • ISBN: 9780141977515
  • B-Code: B023993
  • Pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 198x129mm
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