Ancient Woodland : History, Industry and Crafts, Paperback

Ancient Woodland : History, Industry and Crafts Paperback

Part of the Shire Library series

Description

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.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 20 b/w; 50 col
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780747811657

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