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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: 1588

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: 9134

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: 4836

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

The Thoughtful Architecture of Wenche Selmer

Author: Elisabeth Tostrup

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 2486

Whether set along the picturesque coast of Norway or in its remote mountains and forests, architect Wenche Selmer's wooden cabins and houses blend effortlessly into their surroundings. Combining local building traditions with modern conveniences, her designs evoke Norway in all its rugged beauty and smart Scandinavian pragmatism. Just looking at these cabins is an invitation to sit down at the lovingly designed dining table for a hearty meal, or to curl up with a book on one of the inviting corner sofas while enjoying the panoramic view through large glass windows. These are houses that, while thoughtfully designed and beautifully crafted, were meant first and foremost to be lived in, and it is this accommodation of high design and livability that is partly responsible for their universal appeal. Norwegian Wood is the first book on the life and architecture of Wenche Selmer (19201998)one of the few women who gained prominence among European architects in the mid-twentieth century. Fourteen of her beautiful wooden cabins and houses are featured in detailed descriptions, plans, and a wealth of archival images and newly commissioned color photography. Whether you're planning to build your own vacation home, have always loved Scandinavian design or simply enjoy the warmth and sensuality of wooden architecture, you'll find plenty of inspiration here.

The Wood Fire Handbook

Author: Vincent Thurkettle

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 9781845336707

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

View: 9535

'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!

The Sixteen Trees of the Somme

Author: Lars Mytting

Publisher: MacLehose Press

ISBN: 9780857056061

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 4876

By Norway's bestselling novelist and the author of NORWEGIAN WOOD, a family story of epic scale. "An intricate story about war, family, secrets and, yes, wood ... An engaging, satisfying read" The Times "So cleverly plotted, and it builds up such effortless dramatic momentum as it zeroes in on its conclusion" Scotsman Edvard grows up on a remote mountain farmstead in Norway with his taciturn grandfather, Sverre. The death of his parents, when he was three years old, has always been shrouded in mystery - he has never been told how or where it took place and has only a distant memory of his mother. But he knows that the fate of his grandfather's brother, Einar, is somehow bound up with this mystery. One day a coffin is delivered for his grandfather long before his death - a meticulous, beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Perhaps Einar is not dead after all. Edvard's desperate quest to unlock the family's tragic secrets takes him on a long journey - from Norway to the Shetlands, and to the battlefields of France - to the discovery of a very unusual inheritance. The Sixteen Trees of the Somme is about the love of wood and finding your own self, a beautifully intricate and moving tale that spans an entire century. Mytting's book is as much a romantic historical thriller as it is a book of promise, a page-turner as it is a reflective journey into selfhood, history, life's meaning and individual moral responsibility - Mika Provata-Carlone, Bookanista Translated from the Norwegian by Paul Russell Garrett

The Log Book

Getting the Best from Your Woodburning Stove

Author: Will Rolls

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856231572

Category: House & Home

Page: 106

View: 3822

The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide

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

Author: Alexandra Redgrave,Jessica Hundley

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781616893996

Category: Design

Page: 228

View: 3814

A trusty companion for the slow and thoughtful home and the inner utilitarian in us all, The Kaufmann Mercantile Guide: How to Split Wood, Shuck an Oyster and Master Other Simple Pleasures allows you to experience the singular satisfaction of doing it yourself. Each project, whether caring for cast iron or planting with the seasons, is supplemented with expert tips to inspire and empower. Organized into five sections—Kitchen, Outdoors, Home, Gardening, and Grooming—the comprehensive guide features detailed instructions and original artwork for tasks both simple, such as brewing the perfect cup of coffee, and exploratory, such as fording a stream and reading the sky. Accompanying the how-tos are tried-and-true products selected from the Kaufmann Mercantile store that not only help one get the job done but are also a joy to use. As editors Alexandra Redgrave and Jessica Hundley describe in the introduction, "This book began out of a curiosity for how we grow, build, and craft the world around us. We discovered that there's an art to a simple task done well - it calls for consideration and creativity, the rolling up of sleeves, and the digging into of details. It means getting messy, and, perhaps, messing up. In our world of modern convenience, doing it yourself is immensely rewarding. And so, consider the book in your hands as a starting point. We hope you, like us, find inspiration in these pages to experiment, to investigate, to create, and to enlighten your everyday."

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: 8296

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.

The Harrowsmith Country Life Guide to Wood Heat

Author: Dirk Thomas

Publisher: Camden House Pub

ISBN: 9780944475300

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 741

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

We Own the Forests

And Other Poems

Author: Hans Børli

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 157

View: 6963

Norwegian poetry

The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

Author: Joel Morris,Jason Hazeley

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1405925760

Category: Humor

Page: 56

View: 4188

The Ladybird book of the Hipster is your guide to the terminally cool. _________________________________________________ This is a hipster. He is childless, unaccountably wealthy, and always well turned out. He likes art, porridge,s carves, and anything reclaimed from French factories . . . _________________________________________________ Hipsters like to collect old things that are unfashionable, because that makes them fashionable. Vintage washing-up bowls are highly prized, because they look neither retro nor valuable, and therefore both. _________________________________________________ This delightful book is part of a Ladybird series specially planned to help grown-ups with the world about them. The large clear script, the careful choice of words, the frequent repetition and the thoughtful matching of text with pictures all enable grown-ups to think they have taught themselves to cope. Featuring original Ladybird artwork alongside brilliantly funny, brand new text. Also available: How it Works: The Husband How it Works: The Wife How it Works: The Mum The Ladybird Book of the Mid-Life Crisis The Ladybird Book of the Hangover The Ladybird Book of Mindfulness The Ladybird Book of the Shed The Ladybird Book of Dating The Ladybird Book of the Hipster

Wood Heat

A Practical Guide to Heating Your Home with Wood

Author: Andrew Jones

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781770852990

Category: House & Home

Page: 176

View: 2386

Wood Heat is a comprehensive and practical homeowner's guide to using wood as a reliable source of heat with the latest wood stoves and traditional fireplaces. The book explores the efficiency of wood compared to other fuels, the environmental impacts of various fuel types as well as sustainability issues that have led to so many adopting a wood-burning lifestyle.

The Urban Woodsman

Author: Max Bainbridge

Publisher: Kyle Books

ISBN: 0857835858

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 4744

Hand carving is easy, satisfying and therapeutic when guided by Max Bainbridge. Create your own unique pieces and carve with confidence thanks to detailed information on tools, cutting techniques and clear step-by-step photography accompanying each project. Start with basic spoons, cooking spoons and spatulas, before moving onto butter knives, chopping boards and small bowls, with only a few simple tools required. Max also advises on the perfect finish for your projects - how to sand, ebonise, scorch and texture surfaces as well as waxing and oiling your new creations. Whether you are a novice or an experienced carver, this book will inspire you to make something that you will be proud of.

Action Whirligigs

25 Easy-to-Do Projects

Author: Anders S. Lunde

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486133753

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 8660

Easy-to-follow instructions and measured drawings for creating 25 charming little wind-driven toys — from the simple Baking a Pie whirligig to the Woman at the Computer to various weathervanes. For all levels of ability.

Essential Bushcraft

Author: Raymond Mears

Publisher: Sceptre

ISBN: 9780340829714

Category: Wilderness survival

Page: 240

View: 8536

Ray Mears is well known to millions of television viewers through his acclaimed series Tracks, Ray Mears World of Survival and Ray Mears Extreme Survival. Now, based on the bestselling Bushcraft, he has created a handy portable compendium of vital survival skills and wisdom from around the world. Packed with essential wilderness techniques, this book is an invaluable companion on any expedition.

Norwegian Wood

Author: Haruki Murakami

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448103703

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2782

When he hears her favourite Beatles song, Toru Watanabe recalls his first love Naoko, the girlfriend of his best friend Kizuki. Immediately he is transported back almost twenty years to his student days in Tokyo, adrift in a world of uneasy friendships, casual sex, passion, loss and desire - to a time when an impetuous young woman called Midori marches into his life and he has to choose between the future and the past. ** Murakami’s new novel is coming ** COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEARS OF PILGRIMAGE 'The reason why death had such a hold on Tsukuru Tazaki was clear. One day his four closest friends, the friends he’d known for a long time, announced that they did not want to see him, or talk with him, ever again'

Stacking Wood

Author: Mimi Lipton,Thorsten Düser

Publisher: Thames & Hudson

ISBN: 9780500974070

Category: Photography

Page: 119

View: 6580

The country farmers of the Ausseerland in Austria take a special pride in one of life's most humble tasks: the building of a woodpile. Pieces of wood of varying shapes, colour and sizes are arranged in highly ordered ways to form patterns that are ever surprising and constantly varied, yet peculiar to each individual slacker.

The Wild Book

Outdoor Activities to Unleash Your Inner Child

Author: David Scarfe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1409172732

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 4266

In a world in which we're never far from our phones or tablets, computers or consoles, we can often be blind to the joy that can be found in the great outdoors. We're building worlds in Minecraft when we could be building a raft; we're watching the latest Netflix show when we could be gazing at the stars; we're idly scrolling on social media when we could be strolling through woodlands; we're internet shopping when we could be panning for gold. Our phones may be smarter, but our experiences have shrunk down to the size of the screens in front of our eyes. The Wild Book is here to re-acquaint us with the wonders that await in the outside world. Beautifully produced, full of fun, easy-to-do games and activities - including how to make sloe gin, climb trees, build a fire, identify different cloud formations and make a shelter - this is the ultimate book to unleash your inner child.

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