A Reverence for Wood [Eric Sloane] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The special knowledge of which wood is suited to which task, the. A Reverence for Wood has ratings and 39 reviews. Jim said: I’ve read this several times as a standalone, the latest as the last book in Eric Sloane’s. A countryman with a penchant for country things (cf. Eric Sloane’s Almanac and Weather Forecaster, Folklore of American Weather, etc.) proceeds at the pace of .

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May 25, Hilary rated it it was amazing Shelves: A Reverence for Wood.

Jan 31, Dorie rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a short book, and it tells tales of New England and some of the history of wood in America. Nice book and well illustrated. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Sloane geverence in New York inwhile walking down the street to a luncheon held in his honor.

It is “one of Eric Sloane’s best books. In the pursuit of excellence, this is a real gem. Personally, my favorite part of the book was a small reflection on barn roofing in New England, which intentionally left nails protruding in order to keep snow from falling off. It’s also a quick read – provided you’re ready to take it for what it is and ignore Sloane’s narrow and blunderingly misogynistic interpretation of a brief period in the history of European settlement in North America.


Stellar illustrations and a reevrence historical narrative. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

A Reverence for Wood by Eric Sloane

From cradle to coffin, the pioneer was surrounded by slozne. Jul 14, Shaun rated it liked it Recommended to Shaun by: I collect all his books now, and pick them up when I find them. The scratches near the latch where a farmer must have lit a match for a pipe, the scratches of a dog jumping on the door, the nail where a wreath may have hung.

The drawings are plain and beautiful, and would hang well on a wall by themselves. Sloane eventually returned to New York and settled in Connecticut, where he began painting rustic landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson River School.

Trivia About A Reverence for Wood. Return to Book Page. He relates many stories of how wood was used in the Americas, both by Native Americans and early European settlers. In this book, Eric Sloane extols all the wondrous virtues of wood. What was the forest used for and how it shaped people living in the area. The author’s illustrations make up the real meat of the book, and the back end has a great guide to tree identification which I am horrible at.


It had a lot of character and I often spend my meals wondering about the family that had previously owned the table. He talks about sitting at his table, eating breakfast, and musing over all the stories the wood could tell. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. No eBook available Amazon.


Apr 23, Jay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Before that time, agriculture and the preservation of tradition were a cherished pat of the good life, but from then on the philosophy of “change for the sake of change” became teverence dominant force in American thinking. It reminded me of an old table I got at a thrift store.

As always, I love Sloane’s appreciation for the past and longing for simplicity. Account Options Sign in. Jul 19, Zack fr it it was amazing. She had dozens of tree books including this one.

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Books by Eric Sloane. Dec 28, Morgan rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: He was particularly fond of clouds. Well, reading through Sloane’s books I enjoyed the research so much I never actually got around to writing the story.

His books feel so authentic and warm and interesting. Eclectic yet expert musings on the history of wood and rural life in North American which he calls W. The prose is noticeably nostalgic and peppered with pleasant illustrations. Diary of an Early American Boy: