The Man Who Made Things out of Trees

  • by Robert Penn
  • Narrated by Robert Penn
  • 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Man Who Made Things out of Trees.
Robert Penn cut down an ash tree to see how many things could be made from it. After all, ash is the tree we have made the greatest and most varied use of over the course of human history. Journeying from Wales across Europe and Ireland to the USA, Robert finds that the ancient skills and knowledge of the properties of ash, developed over millennia making wheels and arrows, furniture and baseball bats, are far from dead.
The book chronicles how the urge to understand and appreciate trees still runs through us all like grain through wood.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Terribly innacurate title, but...

well worth the read. Great performance by the writer himself. I learned a lot and enjoyed the offshoots into esoteric topics.
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- M. Weston

worth listening to if you're into trees

A good listen for Woodworkers and tree people and a nice homage to ash trees.
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- brandon kramer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-12-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited