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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Sep 09, Alejandro Caycedo rated it really liked it. In this book, Eric Sloane extols sloans the wondrous virtues of wood. Jan 28, Matthew rated it it was amazing. Feb 12, John rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Sketchbook of American Weather.

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Erjc is never preachy, but his book is a powerful message about what can be lost from community when we become merely consumers. This book is a short meander though a mythical America where relaxed pioneers worried primarily about how to use trees and shared scripted conversations with each other that mirror Hanna-Barbera cartoons. Account Options Sign in. The Way America Was. My erif turned me onto Sloane. Sloane’s best erkc books are A Reverence for Wood, which examines the history and tools of woodworking, as well as the philosophy of the woodworker; The Cracker Barrel, which is a compendium of folk wit and wisdom; and Diary of an Early American Boy: From deconstructed barn planks, to the handles of tools, charcoal, and the living cells of trees, he loves it all.

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Eric Sloane born Everard Jean Hinrichs was an American landscape painter and author of illustrated works of cultural history and folklore.

Unique hand calligraphy and lettering became a characteristic of his illustrated books. Eric Sloane talks about wood and its history. It’s especially interesting because Sloane’s own passion shines in his writing. It gives new appreciation for wood and its importance. I knew she was a master gardener, but did not realize how important tress were to her.

What was the forest used for and how it shaped people living in the area. The prose is noticeably nostalgic and peppered with pleasant illustrations.

As always, I love Sloane’s appreciation for the past and longing for simplicity. Oct 22, Daniel rated it really liked it. Before that time, agriculture and the preservation of tradition were a cherished pat of the good life, but from then on the philosophy of “change for the sake of change” became a dominant force in American thinking.

It was used to make tools, fence the land, and build barns. Books by Eric Sloane. Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.

The author shares his reverence for wood in such a manner that you just want to go outside and hug a tree. A reverence for wood Eric Sloane W. Jul 03, Quentin Paquette rated it really liked it. References to this book The Pinon Pine: I can’t rate this objectively, because I always associate it with my father.

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Noah Blake, based on a diary he discovered at a local library book sale. My dad turned me onto Sloane. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Sloane is “From a cradle of wood to a coffin of wood, the life of man was encircled by it.



Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A delightful read with beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations. Sloane also had a great interest in New England folk culture, Colonial daily life, and Americana. Nice book and well illustrated.

An entertaining, factual, and historically accurate book, A Reverence for Wood will delight woodcrafters and lovers of Americana.

A reverence for wood. I really enjoyed reading this; it took me back to those times and made me feel feelings that I had forgotten. From cradle to coffin, the pioneer was revrrence by wood. Finally I’ve decided to reread and review for GR He is considered a member of the Hudson River School of painting.

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Charmingly illustrated with author Eric Sloane’s own reverenve, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood.

A Reverence for Wood By: Heavily illustrated meditation on the importance of wood in the early decades of America.

Personally, my favorite part of the dor was a small reflection on barn roofing in New England, revernce intentionally left nails protruding in order to keep snow from falling off. A short introduction to the history of wood use in America. Account Options Sign in. Nostalgic, insightful, and spiritual. His fascination with the sky and weather led to commissions to paint works for the U.

Covering such topics as the aesthetics of wood, wooden implements, and carpentry, Sloane remarks expansively and with affection on the resourcefulness of early Americans in their use of this precious commodity.