The Wood Age: How one material shaped the whole of human history Paperback – Feb. 2021

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Publisher ‏ : ‎ William Collins :Feb. 2021 – Paperback ‏ : 336pages – ISBN ‏ : 9780008318840Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.3 x 2.6 x 23.4 cm

How did the descendants of small arboreal primates manage to stand on our own two feet, become top predators and take over the world?

In The Wood Age, Roland Ennos shows that the key to humanity’s success has been our relationship with wood. He takes us on a sweeping ten-million-year journey from great apes who built their nests among the trees to early humans who depended on wood for fire, shelter, tools and weapons; from the structural design of wheels and woodwinds, to the invention of paper and the printing press.

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Dimensions 15.30 × 2.60 × 23.40 cm