Ancient Woodland: History, Industry and Crafts - Shire Library 697 (Paperback)Ian Rotherham (author)
Paperback 64 Pages / Published: 10/03/2013
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Though most of us will have enjoyed strolling through beautiful British woodlands, we might not be aware of the ancient - and often complex - origins of our surroundings. From medieval times, woodlands were carefully managed commodities with hotly contested resources: conflicting demands from landowners, the Crown, the peasantry and local and national wood-based industries have all left their marks on today's woodland. Ian D. Rotherham here explains the various uses of British woods and their industries, such as coppicing, charcoal-burning, basket-making and bodging, and helps the reader to seek out the clues to their woodland's past.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 64
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 210 x 149 x 13 mm
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