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America's wooden age : aspects of its early technology

Author: Brooke Hindle
Publisher: Tarrytown, N.Y. : Sleepy Hollow Restorations, [1975]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the earliest settlements until the mid 19th century, Americans used wood, their most abundant national resource, as building material, fuel, and as a raw material for processed chemicals. This book probes the versatility of wood and its significance for American national growth.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
America's wooden age.
Tarrytown, N.Y. : Sleepy Hollow Restorations, [1975]
(OCoLC)643641856
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brooke Hindle
ISBN: 0912882158 9780912882154
OCLC Number: 1253905
Description: vii, 218 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Forest Society of New England / Charles F. Carroll --
America's rise to woodworking leadership / Nathan Rosenberg --
Early lumbering : a pictorial essay / Charles E. Peterson --
Artisans in wood : the mathematical instrument-makers / Silvio A. Bedini --
Colonial watermills in the wooden age / Charles Howell --
Waterpower in the century of the steam engine / Louis C. Hunter.
Responsibility: edited by Brooke Hindle.

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From the earliest settlements until the mid 19th century, Americans used wood, their most abundant national resource, as building material, fuel, and as a raw material for processed chemicals. This book probes the versatility of wood and its significance for American national growth.

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