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The Book of Bamboo


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ISBN 10: 0871568241 / ISBN 13: 9780871568243
Published by Sierra Club, San Francisco, 1984
Condition: fine Hardcover
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Illustrated. 334pp., 4to, cloth-backed boards, d.w. San Francisco: Sierra Club, 1984. A fine copy in a very good (+) dust wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 278573

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Title: The Book of Bamboo

Publisher: Sierra Club, San Francisco

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: fine

Dust Jacket Condition: very good(+)

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pp. 332, B & W Photos, Text Figures, Sm Quarto, Tan Cloth Wrapped Spine, Green Paper Boards

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Now available once again with a new preface by the author, The Book of Bamboo introduces us to the oldest, most remarkable resource on the planet. Part catalog, part history, The Book of Bamboo shows us how this versatile wood, which is both sustainable and plentiful, has been used for thousands of years to make items ranging from things needed for survival like clothing and housing to more exotic and luxurious objects like phonograph needles and children's toys, as well as dozens of others. With information both practical and wistful, David Farrelly tells us about the plant's biology and life cycle, gives tips on harvesting and planting, and lore about the ancient wood. Farrelly conveys the rich and timeless message that bamboo -- strong, flexible, and beautiful in both its natural and its finished states is an abundant resource that could beneficially replace many of the less sustainable materials now commonly used in many aspects of our daily lives and transform our culture in the process.

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