A Reverence for Wood [Eric Sloane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The special knowledge of which wood is suited to which task, the. A Reverence for Wood has ratings and 39 reviews. Jim said: I’ve read this several times as a standalone, the latest as the last book in Eric Sloane’s. A countryman with a penchant for country things (cf. Eric Sloane’s Almanac and Weather Forecaster, Folklore of American Weather, etc.) proceeds at the pace of .

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From cradle to coffin, the pioneer was surrounded by wood. I kept staring at his pen work in admiration Sloane is a painter, and interestingly enough touts Masonite as a substitute for canvas or wood as a medium!

Oct 22, Daniel rated it really geverence it.

A reverence for wood Funk and Wagnall’s Book Series. She had dozens of tree books including this one.

Personally, my favorite part of the book was a small reflection on barn roofing in New England, which intentionally left nails protruding in order to keep snow from falling off.

I very much relate to the pleasure Sloane finds in reflecting on the history of particular objects and imagining all the people who have either played a role in creating the object, or used it reverejce one way or another.


My review of it is here: Well, reading through Sloane’s books I enjoyed the research so much I never actually got around to writing the story. The Way America Was. Feb 12, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: Account Options Sign in.

A Reverence for Wood

In this book, Eric Sloane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood. The last section of this book is one of the best for someone new to identifying trees, filled with Sloane’s wonderful sketches that quickly show identifying features.

I love satisfying my craving to learn something that I’ll never use, and would never learn in school, but which is still interesting. Quite simply put, “Wood always remembers”. His fascination with the sky and weather led to commissions to paint works for the U. Eric Sloane talks about wood and its history.

What was the forest used for and how it shaped people living in the area. He took the name Eric from the middle letters of America and Sloane from his mentor’s name.

A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane

Apr 08, Don Gubler rated it liked it. Oct 20, Stephen Marchesani rated it really liked it.

A Museum of Early American Tools. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. To see what your friends thought of this book, please erric up. It reminded skoane of an old table I got at a thrift store. He was particularly fond of clouds. I collect all his books now, and pick them up when I find them. An entertaining, factual, and historically accurate book, A Reverence for Wood will delight woodcrafters and lovers of Americana.


It’s a short book, and it tells tales of New England and some of the history of wood in America. Jan 31, Dorie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Eclectic yet expert musings on the history of wood and rural life in North American which he calls Americana. Jul 19, Zack rated it it was amazing. More than meets the eye. Sloane is “From a cradle of wood to a coffin of wood, the life of man was encircled by it. Dover PublicationsFeb 18, – History – pages. Th I’ve read this several times as a standalone, the latest as the last book in Eric Sloane’s Sketches of America Pastwhich is actually 3 of his books in one.

The author did a really good job capturing the love of wood and woodwork that I’ve had since I was a little boy. This refreshing and delightfully written book underscores the important role that wood has played in the development of American life and culture. Jul 16, Brooks rated it liked it.