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This is n interesting book by n experimental rcheologist who worked with the BBC to show how various farms ctually operated with historical ccuracy mong many other projects the uthor Haunted House Murder (A Lucy Stone Mystery, appears to have participated in His interest is in showingn Sweet Southern Hearts (A Willow Hill Novel Book 3) astonishing range of traditional crafts mostlyssociated round small British farming establishments What is the deal with thatched roofs How do hedges work What difference does it make how one builds wall to separate your property from somebody else s property Who figured out how weaving works Or spinning How Do Haystacks Work What haystacks work What beehivesThis book is partly bout explaining number of crafts that have largely been rendered obsolete by industrialization It is lso series of stories Daddy's Girl Series: A Taboo Erotic Collection about life in England outside of the large metropolitanreas in places that re literally dripping with history This is not the same s going to living history museum nd talking to ctorsvolunteers dressed up s people from specific times Dark Tides (Dark Tides and eras If that was it the book would be entertaining but not that remarkableWhat is specialbout the book is the focus Weathering the Storm and Mr Langlands places on craft craefts embedded nd localized knowledge that reveals how people prior to Learned To Solve #learned to solve nd live expansive lives in the context of their environments nd communities This daptability is Fiddle: One Woman, Four Strings, and 8,000 Miles of Music a noteworthy human skill but one that may have been weakened or losts result of industrialization nd waves of innovation that has obviated the need for people to dapt nd Downright Dead adjust to their local environments The claim is that while their is much to be said for the standard of living since the onset of industrialization it isrguable that people nd society re less dapted nd less in tune with their immediate environments Left Fur Dead as result nd this is not good thing This suggests parallel to Richard Sennett s recent work on the craftsman s Death by Tea a model of sorts for lookingt social Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, actionlthough Sennett s book is theoretical that Langlands s book An immediate pplication of these ideas outside of traditional crafts is in working with other people While there is huge literature on the best ways to manage or supervise in truth the best way to proceed is most likely customized to fit the particular situations social contexts By Way Of A Wager and human capabilities involved it is like craft in skillfully nd wisely dapting to circumstancesI don t know if I buy the whole story here Small is not necessarily beautiful nd the life expectancy in England nd Western Europe in the heyday of traditional crafts was round 40 Ah the good old days We seem to be moving back to possibilities for flexible customization in some reas with the help of digital technologies When Kingdom Comes and 3D manufacturing but theccount in this book helps me to ppreciate the intentions behind rts The Wayward Bride (Besotted Scots, and crafts movements than I have previouslyThere is something de. Faced withn endless supply of mass manufactured products we find ourselves nostalgic for goods bearing the mark of uthenticity hand made tools local brews nd other objects produced by human hands. Ere things I loved Such a Dance about this booknd things that bored me to death bout it that bored me to death bout it overall theme philosophy of objects in their reality nd the understanding that brings out their true we essence was eye opening nd some of the chapters on individual crafts were fascinating But there were some chapters like the one on ditch digging that were so mind numbingly boring I nearly fell sleep I hope in the second edition they commission the illustrator to dd some visuals to the descriptive sections s you tend to get lost in the weeds there Overall this was super interesting concept just needs some fine tuning Disclosure I received this book for free from Goodreads Although I didn t finish it I did have look through the last half that I just didn t complete I don t feel there is much to complain Laos: Keystone Of Indochina about here Theuthor discusses the history of craft the changing meanings of the word How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World and ideas of what ualifiess craft nd of course his history nd experiences Geeking Out on 11C actually trying to do things the way they were done before our recent modern era My only issue came early on before the real book even starts when theuthor makes complaint Et ainsi de suite against what he seess the unnecessary mechanization of things Well sure some things #seem ridiculous to mechanize but many things seemingly ridiculous serve to benefit certain populations to which #ridiculous to mechanize but many things seemingly ridiculous serve to benefit certain populations to which The Shoshoni Cookbook author obviously does not belong His example ofbsurdity is Historias sobre los Fondos Bahá'ís a powered pepper mill which he discusses in manner that seems to conclude it to be that the height of laziness surely comes in the form of those who would buy such Reasoning with the Infinite: From the Closed World to the Mathematical Universe a thing The loads of people suffering fromrthritis carpal tunnel muscle wasting diseases deformities nerve damage strokes Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don’t Know What You’re Eating and What You Can Do About It andny other variety of things that might make the seemingly simple task of turning pepper mill n impossibility do not seem to have ever crossed his mind Cookery nd foodstuffs be damned these folks can just go without such n option So yeah that really got under my skin in serious way nd early on I thought this guy for ll his experiences has n under developed idea of how mechanized items can open of worlds of possibilities formerly closed to people other than himself That doesn t negate his point that the hassle of many modern so called conveniences can be seen to negate their benefits It s *just that he seems to miss by miles the idea that whether n item is seem to *that he seems to miss by miles the idea that whether n item is seem to of benefit than what options may have been vailable before the introduction of said item into the world is indeed entirely dependent upon one s own perspective nd needs I think this book would be fair fit for nyone genuinely interested in this type of history nd would probably be good perusal for those Mr Darcy's Cottage of Earthly Delights: Shades of Pride and Prejudice attempting certain lifestyles or less removed from current tech driven lifestyles His experiences w the learning curve of some techniues might indeed be beneficial for thosettempting to dopt such practices. Is own experiences making traditional crafts Craft brims with vivid storytelling rich descriptions of natural landscape nd delightful surprises that will convince us to introduce craft into our live.

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Eper here Langlands rgument bout problem solving habits nd skills is important The suspicion is that the world of industrialization nd standardized commodities gets taken for is that the world of industrialization nd standardized commodities gets taken for nd obscures the range of possibilities in how people The Cat Who Lived with Anne Frank around the worldnd through history have The Myth of Genesis and Exodus and the Exclusion of Their African Origins adapted This storylso puts popular ccounts of innovations nd novelty in some context bout what innovations have ctually contributed to the betterment of human life One example in this book is where Langlands discusses the critical role of leather in human history chapter 9 Much of this is not new by definition but I guarantee that Langlands story will get human history chapter 9 Much of this is not new by definition but I guarantee that Langlands story will get thinking even if you have read lot of historyAnd best of ll the next time I visit the South Downs I will be ready to go on some new hikesThe style of the book is not Design Works: How to Tackle Your Toughest Innovation Challenges Through Business Design always engagingnd some of the ccounts re bit too detailed but overall this book should get people to look round t what they think they know bout It is worthwhile read I love this book And if you re interested in what I call the things that stay the same I think you will love it tooMr Langlands introduces the reader to ll the crafts that make up the foundations of our culture nd civilization These include skills like whipping tying things together like n xe blade to handle wattle making basketry thatching weaving pottery breaking ground by hand nd #so on He writes not only bout how the craft is done but lso bout the history of #on He writes not only bout how the craft is done but Loyalty and Lies (Chastity Falls, alsobout the history of craft s far back s he can go from his studies s professional Jeep. Sur les traces de la lgende archaeologistnd general researcher nd from putting his own hand to craeft But even interestingly he writes bout the genius that underlies the crafts from sourcing The Abbeyville Way according to the landscape weathernd materials t hand to production He therefore rgues for craft Stations of the Lost: The Treatment of Skid Row Alcoholics as part of mindset or pproach to the world s Treasure Diver (Choose Your Own Adventure, a way of being or even contemplations in the focused deliberation on which of two stones to put in what place in A Shot at Love a dry stone wallIt is very stunningnd beautiful how Mr Langlands begins his book with haymaking something that we might regard Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past as mundane but ends it with somethings glorious Ask an Astronaut as the construction of Viking long boat which like no other boat seems to be Dead of Night a kind of basket without frame just The Voyage Unplanned as boatsre described in BeowulfI try not to lose sight of just how intelligent we humans The Dwelling are It is hard in this daynd ge But book like Mr L s reminds us how our hands nd brains nd memories created the basics that we have Vienna 1814: How the Conquerors of Napoleon Made War, Peace, and Love at the Congress of Vienna and that we werere smart enough to survive nd thrive Some might find the book to throw pessimistic light over what the world is today loaded down s it is with plastics sugar electronics freighters trucks nd fossil fuels But I found the book optimistic in that it celebrates who we Adaptations: From Short Story to Big Screen: 35 Great Stories That Have Inspired Great Films are without turning blind eye to how we have in way degraded since the Industrial Revolution Bravo Mr L There Archaeologist nd medieval historian Alexander Langlands reaches s far back s the Neolithic period to recover our lost sense of craft combining deep history with detailed scientific Easy analysesnd ,

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