Top critical review
26 people found this helpful
Nice coffee table-book, by no means an encyclopedia
on 11 February 2001
This is a very nicely printed coffee table book, with beautiful photographs. It is quite suitable as an introduction to what can be done with wood, and what wood has meant to man all through history.
However it would not do to actually read this book, there are far too many errors in it. As an encyclopedia, well if it were not so sad it would be laughable. Anybody interested in the history of wood use is advised to look up "The_International_book_of_Wood" (1976). Anybody wanting an introduction into working with wood can try the "Collins_Good_Wood_Guide".