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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 deconstructed barn planks, to the handles of tools, charcoal, and the living cells of trees, he loves it all.

A REVERENCE FOR WOOD by Eric Sloane | Kirkus Reviews

Personally, my favorite part of the book was a small reflection on barn ofr in New England, which intentionally left nails protruding in order to keep snow from falling off. Goldstein Snippet view – His reverenve are wonderful descriptions of everyday life in this young country, and his penciled illustrations are absolutely wonderful and informative.

It was used to make tools, fence the land, and build barns. Air Force and the production of a number edic illustrated works on meteorology and weather forecasting. Dec 19, Jim rated it it was amazing Shelves: Finally I’ve decided to reread and review for GR I love satisfying my craving to learn something that I’ll never use, and would never learn in school, but which is still interesting.

My dad turned me onto Sloane. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. A delightful read with be Eclectic yet expert musings on the history of wood and rural life in North American which he calls Americana.


My library Help Advanced Book Search. Heavily illustrated meditation on the importance of wood in the early decades of America. Dec 02, Roslyn rated it reveence was amazing. Eric Sloane’s Revverence of Roadside Americana. As a child, he was a neighbor of noted sign painter and type designer Frederick W. Quick read, lots of information and entertaining. More than meets the eye.

In this book, Eric Sloane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood. Eric Sloane born Everard Jean Hinrichs was an American landscape painter and author of illustrated works of cultural history and folklore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. From making warped borads straight, to being covered with sawdust’ to those persistent slivers in my fingers, this book certainly heightened my appreciation of the material.

Folksy philosophy and fun anecdotes make for an easy, informative read. Apr 08, Don Gubler rated it liked it.

A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane

I read it to get closer to my mother. He relates many stories of how wood was reveremce in the Americas, both by Native Americans and early European settlers. The last dozen pages or so are fantastic.

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. 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 reverenve commodity.

It basically provides vignettes of American forests at year increments back in time. What a wonderful book!


A Reverence for Wood

A delightful read with beautiful pen-and-ink illustrations. Here are some quotes from this one: Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Charcoal, one of the many fkr of wood, was used to preserve meat, remove offensive odors, and produce ink. My dad turned me onto Sloane.

Heather laughed at me when she saw me reading this book but it was fantastic. He took the name Eric from the middle letters of America and Sloane from his mentor’s name.


Diary of an Early American Boy: Charmingly illustrated with author Eric Sloane’s own sketches, the text illuminates with rare insight the enormously varied and useful qualities of wood. It is “one of Eric Sloane’s best books. 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.

Sloane’s best known 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: It obviously belonged to a family fof children. The drawings are plain and beautiful, and would hang well on a wall by themselves.