Robert Penn - The Man Who Made Things out of Trees (2nd Hand Paperback)
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
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Non-Fiction - Animals, Wildlife & Nature
- Published : 2015 (This Edition 2016 - Penguin)
- ISBN : 9780141977515
- SKU : B002724
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £9.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Lovingly Crafted" - The Observer.
"Penn is a fine writer, and the mix of research, reportage and personal reflection is persuasive . . . A lovely book." - Ed Cumming, The Observer.
"An extended tribute to the beauty and usefulness of the ash tree. A homage to vanishing skills that were once integral to the functioning of rural Britain." - Tom Fort, Literary Review.
"A eulogy to the importance of ash throughout human history . . . Fascinating." - Tobias Jones, The Guardian.
"I was completely smitten . . . a delightful, page-turning love letter to an often-overlooked material." - Grant Gibson, Craft Magazine.
Robert "Rob" Penn is a British writer, photographer and broadcaster. He is a frequent columnist in UK national newspapers and has written widely on such subjects as cycling, travel, British woodlands and life in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.
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