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It is impossible to imagine a world without wood. From true relics of the cross to the invention of toothpicks to the famed Stradivarius violin and medieval catapults, wood has played an essential role in nearly every aspect of human existence. But this is no dull dissertation on the scientific properties of wood; instead, Spike Carlsen has traveled thousands of miles and interviewed hundreds of wood users and enthusiasts to carve out a comprehensive and dynamic history of wood's global impact and its personal significance to people in all walks of life.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061373565
ISBN-10: 0061373567
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 34mm)
Pages: 432
Imprint: Harper
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Spike Carlsen

Spike Carlsen is the former executive editor of The Family Handyman and author of the Reader's Digest Complete Do-It-Yourself Manual. He is also projects editor for Backyard Living, where he pens a bimonthly column called "Ask Spike." He lives in Stillwater, Minnesota. For every book sold, the author will donate funds to plant a seedling at the Bomalan'ombe Secondary School tree farm in central Tanzania.

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