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A fairly useful reference work for the casual reader, but...
on 14 September 2006
This book is short (83 pages long in all) and is mostly taken up with an alphabetical listing of wood types with a short description and a list of what they have been and are used for. This list is exactly the same as the one on the website [...] so check this out first to see if you think the book is worth buying.
There are also 6 (large text) pages on the author's woodland thoughts and 10 pages on making fires. I would have liked these two sections to have been longer as the author is obviously very knowledgable and has a lots of "wood experience" but only shares a small fraction of his knowledge.
There are a few small black and white pictures scattered throughout the book.