A Splintered History of Wood
Belt Sander Races, Blind Woodworkers, and Baseball Bats
ISBN10: 0061373567 ISBN13: 9780061373565 Publisher: Harpercollins Published: Sep 1 2008 Pages: 411 Weight: 1.45lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
Draws on the author's extensive travels, interviews with hundreds of woodworkers, and experiences as a carpenter to present a comprehensive history of wood and its global impact, in an account that addresses a wide range of topics, from Derek Jeter's bat and the invention of toothpicks to the construction of Levittown and the famed Stradivarius violin. 30,000 first printing.