Jaspersohn, William Timber!

ISBN 13: 9780316458252


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Describing how trees are turned into everyday products, an exciting look inside the lumber industry introduces the people and machines that contribute to the production of wood items and explains the importance of natural resource conservation.

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Kindergarten-Grade 2?This clear and lively photo essay begins with a short, useful discussion of softwood and hardwood trees, then describes logging processes from beginning to end. Jaspersohn covers such topics as the making of paper, plywood, veneer, and other wood products in an accurate and unbiased manner. Vivid full-color photographs on every page are balanced with brief text; they show falling trees, delivering the timber to the wood mills, making boards and paper. Sidebars provide additional details such as a list of timber products, a note about recycling, and information on how lumber is dried. The author also mentions the importance of keeping the number of trees harvested balanced with nature: not all trees should be cut. An appealing, evenhanded overview.?Olga Kuharets, New York Public Library
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Ages 7^-9. The Vermont forest is where this book starts as Jaspersohn explains the stages of processing trees, beginning with logging and ending with the finished products. Clear, full-color photographs provide views of people and machines in the forest and at lumber and paper mills. A typical double-page spread includes three good-size photos accompanied by a paragraph or two of informative text. The occasional sidebars provide additional information, and in one of them, acknowledges that some people question cutting trees in old-growth forests. However, the book is consistently matter-of-fact, providing information about processes without commenting on ecological concerns, other than a brief encouragement of recycling. Carolyn Phelan

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