If you want to infuse your student with an understanding of why natural materials are so special, just be sure there’s a copy of this book available for browsing in your classroom or home. This refreshing, delightfully written, and magnificently illustrated book offers up one picture after another of things made with wood; functional things like doors and sheds, beautiful things like tables and bent wood boxes, and tools – such tools. Sloan even begins the book with colored pictures of the different woods common in North America, and ends it with the most artistic field guide to trees imaginable.
It is sheer joy to see Eric Sloane’s books coming back into print – ready to nourish and inspire another generation! A Reverence for Wood is one of his very best.