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Description - Bamboo by Susanne Lucas

Bamboo has an unparalleled history; it is very old, and at the same time very new. Bamboo extends far beyond the boundaries of most plants - it is distributed widely throughout the world, and is utilized by hundreds of millions of people in a great number of ways. Through its myriad uses as food, clothing, paper and shelter, bamboo has met the physical and spiritual requirements of humanity since the earliest times. Bamboo plays a vital role in the survival of many animals and ecosystems as well as having unique characteristics, offering potential solutions to modern ecological dilemmas - it grows extremely quickly Bamboo is even a new material for today's modern bicycles. This book draws on a vast array of sources to build a complete picture of bamboo in both history and our modern world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781780232010
ISBN-10: 1780232012
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Reaktion Books
Publisher: Reaktion Books
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susanne Lucas

Susanne Lucas is Executive Director of the World Bamboo Organization and a horticulturist, designer, landscape gardener and consultant based in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

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