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Norwegian Wood

Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

Author: Lars Mytting

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613128207

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 481

The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

Norwegian Wood

Chopping, Stacking, and Drying Wood the Scandinavian Way

Author: Lars Mytting

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9781419717987

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 7710

The latest Scandinavian publishing phenomenon is not a Stieg Larsson-like thriller; it's a book about chopping, stacking, and burning wood that has sold more than 200,000 copies in Norway and Sweden and has been a fixture on the bestseller lists there for more than a year. Norwegian Wood provides useful advice on the rustic hows and whys of taking care of your heating needs, but it's also a thoughtful attempt to understand man's age-old predilection for stacking wood and passion for open fires. An intriguing window into the exoticism of Scandinavian culture, the book also features enough inherently interesting facts and anecdotes and inspired prose to make it universally appealing. The U.S. edition is a fully updated version of the Norwegian original, and includes an appendix of U.S.-based resources and contacts.

Norwegian Wood

Non-fiction Book of the Year 2016

Author: Lars Mytting

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1782066624

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 192

View: 4880

THE BRITISH BOOK INDUSTRY AWARDS NON-FICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR 2016 Whether you're a seasoned woodcutter, or your passion is yet to be kindled, NORWEGIAN WOOD is the perfect fireside read, and an ideal seasonal gift. Chopping and stacking wood is a pastime where the world makes sense once more. Because our relationship to fire is so ancient, so universal, it seems that in learning about wood, you can also learn about life. And who better to impart this wisdom than an expert from Scandinavia, where the extreme climate has obliged generations to hone and share their skills with tools, wood and heat production. Lars Mytting has distilled the wisdom of enthusiasts, from experienced lifelong growers, stackers and burners to researchers and professionals of combustion and tree culture. Part guide to the best practice in every aspect of working with this renewable energy source, part meditation on the human instinct for survival, this definitive handbook on the art of chopping, stacking and drying wood in the Scandinavian way has resonated across the world, with more than half a million copies sold worldwide. NORWEGIAN WOOD and THE NORWEGIAN WOOD ACTIVITY BOOK make the ultimate companion set.

Norwegian Wood

A Tradition of Building

Author: Jerri Holan

Publisher: Rizzoli International Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 208

View: 9480

Surveys the Norwegian tradition of building wooden houses and churches, describes surviving examples, and discusses log and stave details

Your Cabin in the Woods

Author: Conrad E. Meinecke

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 0316395498

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 2948

Ever dream of escaping to a cozy cabin in the great outdoors? This unique bind-up of Conrad Meinecke's classic works helps make that a reality, while imparting a deeper appreciation of nature and of building something with your own two hands. For 70 years, readers have been enjoying Meinecke's odes to the simple life, Your Cabin in the Woods and Cabin Craft and Outdoor Living. For the first time, these books are combined into a deluxe two-color vintage package. In writing both practical and inspirational, Meinecke details how to turn your cabin dream into a reality, from choosing land to using tools to the basics of construction. He provides hand-drawn floor plans for a variety of cabins, from a simple two-room to a more complex long house. A number of sections focus on the best way to build fireplaces, both indoors and out. He also provides instructions for basic furniture, lighting, and other touches that make a cabin feel like home. Throughout are Meinecke's thoughts on ways to enjoy your new-found space, from hearty fireplace recipes to the types of wood for a perfect fire and the beauty found in birdsong. Practical as it may be, the book's enduring appeal owes in large part to its warmly engaging tone and firm belief in the restorative power of nature and the satisfaction of hard work. He writes, "Take full enjoyment in the building. Take time out to rest. Most city folks seem always to rush things through. Why? Lay off until tomorrow. Take an afternoon nap. Stop the clock for the weekend. Get off to an early start in the cool of tomorrow morning. You may be crowded in your work in town, but this should be your rest cure, your recreating."

The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide

How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster, and Master Other Simple Pleasures

Author: Sebastian Kaufmann,Alexandria Redgrave

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1616894822

Category: Design

Page: 228

View: 5673

Modern living isn't easy. It often seems to require some know-how our parents didn't pass on, or a special tool. Happily, Kaufmann Mercantile has both, and in this comprehensive field guide, they share their expertise on a huge range of topics, from frying an egg, tying a tie, or brewing coffee to things the inner utilitarian in all of us aspires to do, like splitting wood, building a fire, growing our own food, or making our own soap. Fifty how-tos are organized into five sections: Kitchen, Outdoors, Home, Garden, and Grooming. Written in clear detail and extensively illustrated, The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide teaches us what we ought to know how to do, as well as what we'd like to. Supplemental sidebars feature the best tool for the job, whether a dibber for planting, the best rawhideand- ash snowshoes, or flammable smoking bags for making authentic BBQ. This book is a must-have reference tool for living well in the twenty-first century.

American Axes

A Survey of Their Development and Their Makers

Author: Henry J. Kauffman

Publisher: Masthof

ISBN: 1883294126

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 151

View: 9593

Reprint. Originally published: Brattleboro, Vt.: S. Greene Press, 1972.

The Wood Fire Handbook

Author: Vincent Thurkettle

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845336707

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 7981

'Sound, well-seasoned advice [on] how to bring wood fires into our lives.' - BBC Countryfile The Wood Fire Handbook shows you that the soothing effect of dancing flames and glowing embers is a simple pleasure to have in our lives. Understanding everything that underpins the perfect wood fire makes it even more enjoyable. Vincent Thurkettle's handbook is the essential companion and manual. Contents include... Understand which trees make the best firewood Learn how to split, season, and store wood Lay the perfect fire Make an ingenious campfire Choose wood for its scent ...and much much more!

How to Stay Alive in the Woods

A Complete Guide to Food, Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere

Author: Bradford Angier

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 1603762868

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4313

HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS is a practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors. Broken down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color illustrations of these make identification simple), how to build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and signal for help. Detailed illustrations and expanded instructions, newly commissioned for this deluxe edition, offer crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in the Woods truly a lifesaver.

We Own the Forests and Other Poems

Author: Hans Borli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909408203

Category:

Page: 164

View: 5769

Norwegian poetry

The Log Book

Getting the Best from Your Woodburning Stove

Author: Will Rolls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856231572

Category: House & Home

Page: 106

View: 1213

The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees: The Ash in Human Culture and History

Author: Robert Penn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253740

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 8710

The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it. 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.

Norwegian Wood

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307762719

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 7606

Coming this October: Killing Commendatore, the much-anticipated new novel from Haruki Murakami Stunning and elegiac, Norwegian Wood first propelled Haruki Murakami into the forefront of the literary scene. Toru, a serious young college student in Tokyo, is devoted to Naoko, a beautiful and introspective young woman, but their mutual passion is marked by the tragic death of their best friend years before. As Naoko retreats further into her own world, Toru finds himself drawn to a fiercely independent and sexually liberated young woman. A magnificent coming-of-age story steeped in nostalgia, Norwegian Wood blends the music, the mood, and the ethos that were the sixties with a young man’s hopeless and heroic first love.

The Ax Book

The Lore and Science of the Woodcutter

Author: Dudley Cook

Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company

ISBN: 9780911469165

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 134

View: 8007

The Ax Book is a thorough guide to cutting wood with hand tools.The author explains how to use various types of axes, hatchets, mauls, saws and wedges to take down trees and prepare firewood. In addition he shows every aspect of dealing with wood from the forest right to the hearth or stove.

History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies

Author: Ian Whitelaw

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613127839

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 3936

The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the history of a sport that dates back 2,000 years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting-edge materials. Among the countless fly patterns created over the centuries, these 50 have been carefully chosen to represent the development not only of the flies themselves, but also of fly-fishing techniques—and of rods, lines, and reels. These iconic flies also chart the spread of this addictive sport from its modern origins on the chalk streams of southern England and the rivers of Scotland to the U.S., Europe, South America, Australia, and now to every country in the world. Filled with profiles of the key characters involved, tying tips, photographs and illustrations of the flies, and detailed explanations of the techniques used to fish them, The History of Fly-Fishing in Fifty Flies is a fascinating companion to the evolution of this fascinating sport.

All New Built-Ins Idea Book

Closets*Mudrooms*Cabinets*Pantries

Author: Joanne Kellar Bouknight

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600853889

Category: House & Home

Page: 170

View: 8147

The completely revised "All New Built-Ins Idea Book" showcases a wide range of built-in and storage possibilities. A handy visual clip file, it's full of fresh ideas for creating rooms that are both functional and stylish.

The Harrowsmith Country Life Guide to Wood Heat

Author: Dirk Thomas

Publisher: Camden House Pub

ISBN: 9780944475300

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 7828

A practical guide, explaining how to fell and split wood, clean a chimney, install a stove, and how to determine the viability of wood heat

The Backyard Lumberjack

Author: Frank Philbrick,Stephen Philbrick

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603421726

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 1437

Whether you’re splitting a cord of wood for your fireplace or managing acres of woodland, The Backyard Lumberjack provides plenty of practical instruction and firsthand advice. Familiarize yourself with the proper equipment and safety gear, then learn how to fell, buck, split, and stack your own wood supply for the season. Veteran lumberjacks Frank Philbrick and Stephen Philbrick cover everything you need to know to bring a tree from the forest to your fireplace, safely and effectively.

Cabin Porn

Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere

Author: Zach Klein,Steven Leckart

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316344613

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

View: 3362

Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn. Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York-Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience. The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.

The Woodburner's Companion

Practical Ways of Heating with Wood

Author: Dirk Thomas

Publisher: Alan C Hood & Company

ISBN: 9780911469240

Category: House & Home

Page: 133

View: 9813

As natural gas and oil prices rise, Americans are returning once again to the comfort and security of wood heat. Thousands have benefited from reading The Woodburner_s Companion, first published in 2000. Now the author has added new material and updated technical information where necessary. You can stay warm without going broke, and, as an added benefit, you can weather a mid-winter power outage in style! Dirk Thomas, experienced woodburner and chimney sweep, is the perfect guide to the ins and outs of the many ways available to burn wood for heat. Throughout, the emphasis is on woodburning safety. Even knowledgeable woodburners will gain from his detailed descriptions of woodburning installations, which are based on the latest codes and recommendations from the U.S. and Canada

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