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The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees - The Ash in Human Culture and History (Paperback): Robert Penn The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees - The Ash in Human Culture and History (Paperback)
Robert Penn
R368 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R70 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Out of all the trees in the world, the ash is most closely bound up with who we are: the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. One frigid winter morning, Robert Penn lovingly selected an ash tree and cut it down. He wanted to see how many beautiful, handmade objects could be made from it. Thus begins an adventure of craftsmanship and discovery. Penn visits the shops of modern-day woodworkers-whose expertise has been handed down through generations-and finds that ancient woodworking techniques are far from dead. He introduces artisans who create a flawless axe handle, a rugged and true wagon wheel, a deadly bow and arrow, an Olympic-grade toboggan, and many other handmade objects using their knowledge of ash's unique properties. Penn connects our daily lives back to the natural woodlands that once dominated our landscapes. Throughout his travels-from his home in Wales, across Europe, and America-Penn makes a case for the continued and better use of the ash tree as a sustainable resource and reveals some of the dire threats to our ash trees. The emerald ash borer, a voracious and destructive beetle, has killed tens of millions of ash trees across North America since 2002. Unless we are prepared to act now and better value our trees, Penn argues, the ash tree and its many magnificent contributions to mankind will become a thing of the past. This exuberant tale of nature, human ingenuity, and the pleasure of making things by hand chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.

Rand McNally Louisiana (Sheet map, folded): Rand McNally Rand McNally Louisiana (Sheet map, folded)
Rand McNally
R183 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R12 (7%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Johnson's First Aid Manual (Paperback): Frederick Kilmer Johnson's First Aid Manual (Paperback)
Frederick Kilmer
R192 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R12 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The classic 1929 guide to first aid by a household name in America.

Hu Shih and Intellectual Choice in Modern China (Paperback): Min-chih Chou Hu Shih and Intellectual Choice in Modern China (Paperback)
Min-chih Chou
R1,022 Discovery Miles 10 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Hu Shih and Intellectual Choice in Modern China sets out to analyze the life and thought of Hu Shih as a key to understanding China in his lifetime. The study focuses on the inner tensions and dimensions of Hu's life and attempts to reconstruct the intellectual and emotional dilemmas that his life encompassed. By describing Hu's pessimism and alienation aroused by an age of chaos, the study reveals what is meant to be a transitional figure in twentieth-century China. By extension, the book is a study of the tragedy of a Chinese cosmopolitan intellectual who could find no satisfying role in the life of his own turbulent nation.

Recurrent Maladies in Scholarly Writing (Paperback): Eugene McCartney Recurrent Maladies in Scholarly Writing (Paperback)
Eugene McCartney
R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In his preface to Recurrent Maladies in Scholarly Writing, Eugene S. McCartney says, ""During my lengthy service I have edited books in a great variety of subjects and have seen through the press over fourteen hundred articles reporting investigations in a dozen fields. . . . In spite of the great diversity of treatment and subject matter, the regularity with which manuscripts from the four corners of our land continue to tax editors' time, strength, knowledge, resourcefulness, and tact demonstrates the fundamental unity of our nation and our abiding adherence to the American way of life."" His lavishly illustrated observations on the common mistakes of authors are both amusing and instructive.

Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2007 (Hardcover, 7th New edition): Europa Publications Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2007 (Hardcover, 7th New edition)
Europa Publications; Edited by Imogen Gladman
R9,835 Discovery Miles 98 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Extensive coverage of the political, economic and social affairs of the region. This impartial up-to-date survey of the countries and territories that make up the region includes: * incisive analysis by acknowledged experts * the latest statistics on the major economic indicators and population * invaluable directory material. General Survey * Leading authorities on the region analyse topics of regional importance including: International Relations of Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States; Politics of Energy in the Caspian Sea Region; Militant Islam in Central Asia and the Caucasus; The Economics of the Commonwealth of Independent States; Russia's New Federalism; Poverty and Social Welfare in the Commonwealth of Independent States; Trends in Religious Policy; Organized Crime in the Russian Federation and the CIS and Environmental Degradation: Past Roots, Present Transition and Future Hopes. Country Surveys Individual chapters on every country containing: * An introductory survey, containing essays on the geography, recent history and economy of each country, which includes a map and full chronology * An extensive statistical survey of economic indicators, which include area and population, health and welfare, agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining, industry, finance, trade, transport, tourism, media and education. * A full directory containing names, addresses, contact numbers and e-mail and internet addresses for the following areas: the constitution, the government, legislature, local government, political organizations, diplomatic representation, the judiciary, religion, the media, finance, trade and industry, transport, tourism, culture, education, social welfare, the environment and defence * A useful bibliography, providing sources for further research. Political Profiles * Biographical details on the leading figures in the region. Regional Information * Detailed information on the following: regional organizations; research institutes; a select periodicals bibliography and a select books bibliography.

Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law - Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions (Paperback, 11th ed.): Shae... Nolo's Encyclopedia of Everyday Law - Answers to Your Most Frequently Asked Legal Questions (Paperback, 11th ed.)
Shae Irving, Nolo Editors
R840 R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Save R179 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Oxford Local Examinations. Thomson's Spring - With a Life of the Poet, Notes (Paperback): James Thomson Oxford Local Examinations. Thomson's Spring - With a Life of the Poet, Notes (Paperback)
James Thomson
R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Stratford Records and the Shakespeare Autotypes (Hardcover): James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps The Stratford Records and the Shakespeare Autotypes (Hardcover)
James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps
R668 Discovery Miles 6 680 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Handbook of Florence and Its Environs (Hardcover): John Murray (Firm) Handbook of Florence and Its Environs (Hardcover)
John Murray (Firm)
R672 Discovery Miles 6 720 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Wife's Evidence (Hardcover): William Gorman Wills The Wife's Evidence (Hardcover)
William Gorman Wills
R830 Discovery Miles 8 300 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Dictionary of Photography (Hardcover): John Worden Thomas Sutton A Dictionary of Photography (Hardcover)
John Worden Thomas Sutton
R866 Discovery Miles 8 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Annual Report of the Woman's Presbyterian Board of Missions of the Northwest (Hardcover): Presbyterian Church In The U.S.A. Annual Report of the Woman's Presbyterian Board of Missions of the Northwest (Hardcover)
Presbyterian Church In The U.S.A.
R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Manual of Instruction for Classes Preparing for First Communion (Hardcover): Ferdinand Cartwright Ewer A Manual of Instruction for Classes Preparing for First Communion (Hardcover)
Ferdinand Cartwright Ewer
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Transportation Department of the Pennsylvania (Hardcover): Pennsylvania... Rules and Regulations for the Government of the Transportation Department of the Pennsylvania (Hardcover)
Pennsylvania Railroad Company
R667 Discovery Miles 6 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
German Classics - Lessing, Goethe, Schiller; Volume V (Hardcover): C. A. Buchheim German Classics - Lessing, Goethe, Schiller; Volume V (Hardcover)
C. A. Buchheim
R732 Discovery Miles 7 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Transactions of the Loggerville Literary Society (Paperback): William Sandys Transactions of the Loggerville Literary Society (Paperback)
William Sandys
R424 Discovery Miles 4 240 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader (Hardcover): William Holmes McGuffey McGuffey's Fifth Eclectic Reader (Hardcover)
William Holmes McGuffey
R803 Discovery Miles 8 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hints for the Table (Hardcover): John Timbs Hints for the Table (Hardcover)
John Timbs
R705 Discovery Miles 7 050 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Annual Statements of the Railroad and Canal Companies (Paperback): New Jersey Comptroller Of The Treasury Annual Statements of the Railroad and Canal Companies (Paperback)
New Jersey Comptroller Of The Treasury
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
An Alphabetical List of the Feasts and Holidays of the Hindus and Muhammadans (Hardcover): India Imperial Record Dept Den E.... An Alphabetical List of the Feasts and Holidays of the Hindus and Muhammadans (Hardcover)
India Imperial Record Dept Den E. Ross
R670 Discovery Miles 6 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Report on the Progress and Condition of the U.S. National Museum for the Year Ending June 30, 1907 (Hardcover): Institution... Report on the Progress and Condition of the U.S. National Museum for the Year Ending June 30, 1907 (Hardcover)
Institution United States National Museu
R669 Discovery Miles 6 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Les Inondations En France Depuis Le VI Si cle Jusqu'a Nos Jours (Hardcover): Maurice Champion Les Inondations En France Depuis Le VI Si cle Jusqu'a Nos Jours (Hardcover)
Maurice Champion
R769 Discovery Miles 7 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The New Normal Second Reader (Hardcover): Albert Newton Raub The New Normal Second Reader (Hardcover)
Albert Newton Raub
R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Seventh Annual Report (Hardcover): Maine. Office Of The Statistics Seventh Annual Report (Hardcover)
Maine. Office Of The Statistics
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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