Ancient Forests by Ted M. Reuschel


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For all ancient civilizations, wood was a major trade commodity.  Locating and securing continuous supplies of these materials, essential for both war and peace, was an ongoing effort.  Ancient Forests will take you on a fascinating and intriguing journey into the ancient world of trees, where you will discover how they were able to cut huge trees, transport them by both land and water to distant locations, and then cut them into useable boards as well as a variety of intricate pieces.  You will also learn about: 

  • The daily use of trees and wood by ordinary citizens and families
  • Ancient understanding of the natural processes affecting trees
  • What efforts nations made to protect and manage forests
  • The fate of the magnificent cedars of Lebanon, and other forests
  • The outlook for forests of today
  • Amazing new discoveries which make trees ever more valuable