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By John Perlin

ISBN-10: 0393026671

ISBN-13: 9780393026672

ISBN-10: 0881506761

ISBN-13: 9780881506761

A modern view of the consequences 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 central gas and development 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 expertise of successive societies over the millennia.

The book's complete insurance of the most important function forests have performed in human life--told with grace, fluency, mind's eye, and humor—gained it acceptance as a Harvard vintage in technological know-how and global historical past and as one in all Harvard's "One-Hundred nice Books." Others receiving the distinction comprise such luminaries as Stephen Jay Gould and E. O. Wilson. This new paperback variation will upload a prologue and an epilogue to mirror the present scenario within which forests became significant for humanity's survival.

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