Author: William Bryant LoganPublish On: 2006-07-17
"A dazzling book, full of knowledge and rare wisdom, too" —Thomas Pakenham, author of Remarkable Trees of the World Professional arborist and award-winning nature writer William Bryant Logan deftly relates the delightful history of the ...
Author: William Bryant Logan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
The ultimate distance race is within your reach—a completely updated edition of the now-classic work. Professional arborist and award-winning nature writer William Bryant Logan deftly relates the delightful history of the reciprocal relationship between humans and oak trees since time immemorial—a profound link that has almost been forgotten. From the ink of Bach’s cantatas, to the first boat to reach the New World, to the wagon, the barrel, and the sword, oak trees have been a constant presence throughout our history. In fact, civilization prospered where oaks grew, and for centuries these supremely adaptable, generous trees have supported humankind in nearly every facet of life. “With an unabashed enthusiasm for his subject” (Carol Haggas, Booklist) Logan combines science, philosophy, spirituality, and history with a contagious curiosity about why the natural world works the way it does. At once humorous and reverent, “this splendid acknowledgment of a natural marvel” (Publishing News) reintroduces the oak tree so that we might see its vibrant presence throughout our history and our modern world.
46 on the complex habitats provided by 6 ancient oaks. J.G.D. Clark, Prehistoric
Europe: The Economic Basis (London: Methuen, 7 1952), p. 60. See William
Bryant Hogan, Oak: The Frame of Civilization (New York: 8 W.W. Norton, 2005),
Author: James Canton
Publisher: Canongate Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
'A profound meditation on the human need for connection with nature' Peter Wohlleben This is a book about one man’s encounter with an ancient tree, the Honywood Oak. James Canton spent two years sitting with and studying the Honywood Oak. A colossus of a tree, it would have been a sapling when the Magna Carta was signed. Inevitably he needs to slow down in order to appreciate it fully, to tune in to its slower time frame, to connect with the ecosystem that lives around it, inside it and beneath it. He examines our long-standing dependency on oak trees, and how that has developed and morphed into myth and legend. We no longer build our houses and boats from them, use them to fuel our fires or grind their acorns into flour in times of famine; physically we don’t need them in the same way now. Or do we? The Oak Papers is a stunning, meditative and healing book about the lessons we can learn from the natural world, if only we slow down enough to listen.
But, damn, I came close with oak. Though perhaps a bit overzealous in his
admiration of the species, William Bryant Logan, in Oak: The Frame of Civilization
, states: For ten thousand years—oak was the prime resource of what was to
Author: Spike Carlsen
Publisher: Harper Collins
In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. Without wood, we wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the colder regions of the planet. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives still would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you are now holding wouldn't exist. At the same time, many of us are removed from the world where wood is shaped and celebrated every day. That world is inhabited by a unique assortment of eccentric craftsmen and passionate enthusiasts who have created some of the world's most beloved musical instruments, feared weapons, dazzling architecture, sacred relics, and bizarre forms of transportation. In A Splintered History of Wood, Spike Carlsen has uncovered the most outlandish characters and examples, from world-champion chainsaw carvers to blind woodworkers, the Miraculous Staircase to the Lindbergh kidnapping case, and many more, in a passionate and personal exploration of nature's greatest gift.
Oak – The Frame of Civilization 2005 3,000 Rambles with Nature Students 1899
When dried, roasted, and ground into flour, a not unpalatable kind of coffee can
be made of acorn kernels... I cannot say it had the aroma or flavour of coffee, but
Author: Archie Miles
Publisher: Hachette UK
The British Oak is a comprehensive overview of everything that the iconic oak tree signifies to Britain and its people. Archie Miles explores the rise of oak woods since the last Ice Age, placing the tree in its biological, cultural and economic context. We still speak of the 'heart of oak' that built the British Empire, such is its importance in industry, architecture and shipbuilding, while the oak's role in myth, art and literature took root in early civilisation and remains a rich imaginative resource. Included are: -Profiles of fifty of the most famous oaks in Britain with remarkable facts, stories and historic associations. -An examination of the disease, management and conservation issues facing oaks now and in the future. -Stunning photography complemented by a rich vein of archive material, much of which is published for the first time since the nineteenth century. Praise for Archie Miles: Silva has to be one of the best country books of the year, combining the opulent quality of a coffee-table book with the depth of information of a reference work. Country Life.
Similarly, William Bryant Logan (Oak: The Frame of Civilization, W.W. Norton &
Co, 2006, pp. 160-69) has described Herland's roof thus: The greatest work of art
of the European Middle Ages is not a painting, not a sculpture, not a cathedral.
Author: Michael Rimmer
Publisher: ISD LLC
Shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards 2016! It has been estimated that over 90% of England's figurative medieval art was obliterated in the image destruction of the Reformation. Medieval angel roofs, timber structures with spectacular and ornate carvings of angels, with a peculiar preponderance in East Anglia, were simply too difficult for Reformation iconoclasts to reach. Angel roof carvings comprise the largest surviving body of major English medieval wood sculpture. Though they areboth masterpieces of sculpture and engineering, angel roofs have been almost completely neglected by academics and art historians, because they are inaccessible, fixed and challenging to photograph. 'The Angel Roofs of East Anglia' is the first detailed historical and photographic study of the region's many medieval angel roofs. It shows the artistry and architecture of these inaccessible and little-studied medieval artworks in more detail and clarity than ever before, and explains how they were made, by whom, and why. Michael Rimmer redresses the scholarly neglect and brings the beauty, craftsmanship and history of these astonishing medieval creations to the reader. The book also offers a fascinating new answer to the question of why angel roofs are so overwhelmingly an East Anglian phenomenon, but relatively rare elsewhere in the country.
In America, Indians used the oak (there are some forty native species) in similar
ways. ... Read more about the magic of the oak: Oak: The Frame of Civilization,
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Author: Susan Wittig Albert
Readers of the China Bayles mystery novels are familiar with the usefulness and wonder of the many herbs the amateur sleuth sells in her beloved Thyme and Seasons shop. Compiled by national bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert at the request of her fans, China Bayles' Book of Days gathers together tidbits and treasures about plants and reveals ways you can put more green into your daily life. Featuring 365 days of recipes, crafts, gardening tips, remedies, and more, this special volume is a personal calendar of the legends and lore of herbs and also features brand-new essays from the author, clues from China's mysteries, and some special contributions by the irrepressible members of the Myra Merryweather Herb Guild, Pecan Springs's oldest civic organization.
Oak: The Frame of Civilization. new York and london: norton, 2005. MacCarthy,
Fiona. William Morris: A Life for our Time. new Edition. london: Faber and Faber,
2003. Marshall, Roderick. William Morris and the Earthly Paradise. tisbury, uK: ...
Author: William J. Everett
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
An American ethicist and a South African theologian reflect on their work with wood and how it has helped them find creativity and meaning in experiences of both loss and transformation. Through their friendship, correspondence, and work together they have developed a rich narrative about the way this craftwork has shaped their relationships with family, friends, and their natural environment. Their conversation invites both craftspeople and religious seekers to join them on a spiritual journey toward fresh insight and inspiration.
Colin Tudge, The Tree: A Natural History of What Trees Are, How They Live and
Why They Matter (New York: Three Rivers Press, 2006), 193–195. 2. William
Bryant Logan, Oak: The Frame of Civilization (New York: W. W. Norton, 2005), 30
Author: Derek Rydall
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
In his bestselling book Emergence, Derek Rydall helps you throw aside the self-help books and recognize one simple, radical truth: the answer is already in you. The harder we try to change, the deeper in the hole we get. We find a new partner but have the same old fights. We strive for an ever-bigger paycheck but end up broke at a higher income bracket. This is what happens when the basic principle of life—the Law of Emergence—is disrupted, stopping you from knowing that you are the perfect you. Like an acorn is a perfect acorn that becomes a perfect oak tree, there is not a part of you from beginning to end that isn't exactly what you should be. The Law of Emergence provides the foundation to re-engage with this ancient principle. In this seven-stage framework, spiritual life coach Derek Rydall shows that we aren’t lacking anything; everything we need to fulfill our full potential is already inside us. Backed by an ancient truth that has largely been lost, Rydall changes the conversation around how to achieve your potential by showing you how to activate the genius already in you and empower your purpose in life. If you are struggling to improve something about yourself—your health, your mindset, your relationships, then Emergence is the book and Derek is the teacher you have been waiting for.
Francis Pryor is Director of excavations at Flag Fen and is founder of the Fenland Archaeological Trust.
Author: Francis Pryor
Flag Fen is a prehistoric timber platform, which, with its associated long avenue of posts probably served as a religious centre. The author gives a personal account of the discovery and excavation of this unique prehistoric wetland site and discusses the particular problems of its conservation. Francis Pryor is Director of excavations at Flag Fen and is founder of the Fenland Archaeological Trust.
NEW PUBLICATIONS Oak : The Frame of Civilization From ink to sailing ships , a
biography of the essential tree . The story of oak is at the root of everything we
know . The oak tree is everywhere in the temperate zones of the world ; knowing
The story of a remarkable Viking boat grave at Scar in Orkney, rescued by archaeologists in 1991, just before winter storms finally claimed it.
Author: Olwyn Owen
Publisher: John Donald
Category: Excavations (Archaeology)
The story of a remarkable Viking boat grave at Scar in Orkney, rescued by archaeologists in 1991, just before winter storms finally claimed it. The boat's wealthy cargo included three people: a man of about 20, a child of 10 or 11, and a woman astonishingly old for the time, probably in her 70s.
This volume attempts to provide clues in that regard. It recalls the designer's enlightened philosophy as to what our infant Navy needed in the way of fighting ships.
Author: Tyrone G. Martin
Publisher: Timonier Books
USS Constitution is remembered and honored as an undefeated champion, victor in a series of battles fought at different times and involving different commanders. In that sense, she has a more universal heritage. Given her string of victories, then, one would logically assume that there was something more than the skill of her several captains on those occasions that contributed to her success -- something involving the physical characteristics of the ship. This volume attempts to provide clues in that regard. It recalls the designer's enlightened philosophy as to what our infant Navy needed in the way of fighting ships. And it delineates the designer's genius in devising an innovative structure that would result in her nickname - "Old Ironsides," and contribute significantly to her continued existence today. This is also the story of her construction, launching, and outfitting - and the events leading to that moment when she first went to sea, beginning a carrer that continues today. "Old Ironsides'" grand tradition include being the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. --Introduction, page v.
Depraved homes turn the foundation of this tem - ple of civilization to sand . Then
what mat - tereth it if the frame work be of oak , the chimneys of alabaster , and its
luxurious in - terior trimmed with gold ? For when the winds come and the ...
Oak: the frame of civilization. W.W. Norton, 2005. 336p biblindex ISBN
0393047733, $24.95 Oak trees grow in a wide band around the Northern
Hemisphere throughout the lower and middle latitudes. Hundreds of species
exist worldwide, and ...
There was the old oak door of the Thick sown with worlds that whirl and hurry by ,
than precious gems ? in my ancient manuscripts , grasses outside , and the loud
humming of the library creaking heavily on its hinge ; there was And give the ...
Adelle Waldman ( 50-500w ) “ Logan successfully convinces us of the oak's
majesty . He uses oak as a prism through which to view the rise of human civilization , examining the ways in which human use of oak became more
Author: Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization "ASTRA" (Sibiu).Publish On: 1995
Catalogue-guide Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization "ASTRA" (Sibiu).
Corneliu Bucur, Valer Deleanu. massive oak frame - work is placed , continuing
with the walls , made of intersecting oak beams , carved on four sides and ending
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Author: Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization "ASTRA" (Sibiu).
The distinction then between a natural and an artificial object is that a natural
object has a principle of motion inherent in it while an artificial object is moved
only by an external agent . To pass from an acorn into an oak tree is a natural
Frame of a porch pillar , typical of village architecture in Maramures ; it is
designed to prop the beam supporting the ... oak logs ; carpenter - made doors
and window frames ; tall roof covered with shingles ; water well with shadoof ;
thorny wat ...