The Garden Writers Association of America declared it best book of
the year for 1998. And The New York Times wrote: "Logan, who is one
of our best garden writers, has produced not only a real book but a
scrupulously researched, handsomely designed, and highly enjoyable
one to book.""The Took Book" celebrates garden tools in all their
pleasure, practicality, variety, beauty, ingenuity, simplicity, and
purity. Thirteen chapters and over 70 striking full-color
photographic spreads-obsessive and obsessively informative-present
hundreds of tools organized by task: 22 shovels, 21 spades, 12
trowels, 16 hoes, 11 weeders, 19 hand pruners, 10 pruning saws. In
addition to garden tool necessities, here are knives, axes, hooks,
watering cans, rakes, riddles, brooms, wheel barrows, shears, and
scoops, and much more. There are tools to start the garden from
seed in the spring, tools to keep it growing and healthy all
summer, and tools clean up in the fall. And, finally, tools to care
for the tools.
In addition, the the book presents a detailed overview of the
marriage of tool to type of work-how garden tools evolved, how to
use each type of tool properly, and what to look for in a tool.
It's the right tool for the right job. 37,000 copies in print.
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