Ancient Woodland: History, Industry and Crafts

Author(s): Ian D. Rotherham

Trees & Shrubs | Writing & History | Trees/Shrubs

Though most of us have enjoyed strolling through local woods, we might not be aware of the ancient - and often complex - origins of our surroundings. From medieval times, woodlands were carefully managed commodities with hotly contested resources: conflicting demands from landowners, the Crown, the peasantry and local and national wood-based industries have all left their marks on today's woodland. Ian Rotherham here explains the various uses of our woods and their industries - such as coppicing, charcoal burning, basketmaking and bodging - and helps us to find the clues that can piece our woodland history together.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780747811657
  • : Shire Publications Ltd
  • : Shire Publications Ltd
  • : March 2013
  • : 210mm X 149mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : February 2013
  • : May 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 333.750941
  • : 64
  • : Illustrations (chiefly col.)
  • : Ian D. Rotherham
  • : Paperback