Wood and the Construction of Civilization
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 819 , Segment 1
Episode: The Age of Wood
- Jan 8, 2021 8:00 pm
- 29:11 mins
Timber harvest stoked revolutionary passion in the early colonies; cheap wood pulp enabled yellow journalism; replaced by iron and steel during the Industrial Age, wood is now transforming modern construction capabilities. We could tell human history through our use of wood. Guest: Roland Ennos, Visiting Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Hull, and author of "The Age of Wood: Our Most Useful Material and the Construction of Civilization"