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Kanonisk navn
Penn, Rob
Fødselsdato
1967
Køn
male
Nationalitet
UK
Fødested
Birmingham, England, UK
Uddannelse
University of Bristol

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An original approach to looking at trees, forests, and craft. Cozily entertaining.
 
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Treebeard_404 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Jan 23, 2024 |
audio nonfiction (8 hours, read by the author with a British accent) - a man decides to try to use up an entire yew tree and follows the process of selecting, hewing, milling, and creating (relying on lumber professionals and creators who have been making tool handles, wheels, turned bowls, arrows, sports equipment, chair, etc. for many years and who actually know what they're doing, rather than attempting to do himself)

very contemplative as well as comprehensive--if you enjoy woodcraft (and the technical aspects of using this cut of wood vs. that one) this is for you; if you are just curious about the history of handmade things this is also pretty neat; I am enjoying the thoughtfulness of the author's writing style and the sentiment of appreciating trees and wood more than we have been wont to do.… (mere)
½
 
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reader1009 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Feb 23, 2023 |
A fascinating account of the author's use of a single ash tree to make various different objects, through which he discusses the many and varied historical uses of ash trees over time, and visits with many of the folks still using ash wood to make useful objects. The one regrettable thing is a complete lack of photos (at least in the edition I read).
½
 
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JBD1 | 6 andre anmeldelser | Dec 19, 2022 |
Brilliant, spellbinding. Fascinating history of bread making down the ages but particularly sour-dough. Full of history, wit and all the agony of bringing bread to birth
 
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Værker
14
Medlemmer
512
Popularitet
#48,444
Vurdering
4.1
Anmeldelser
29
ISBN
46
Sprog
7

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