|Review by DannyBoy||posted 03-27-2008 03:33 PM||2151 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I just got this book in the mail yesterday after I had found it on amazon while looking for another book. I was able to read the introduction before I ordered and I was already impressed.
Sam Sherrill takes an ecological, economic, and just common sense approach to addressing the waste that our society generates by not treating felled trees of our urban forests as assets or inventory but as waste to be thrown away. I haven’t completed reading the book cover to cover yet, (I’m through the first two chapters and some heavy skimming) but I am seriously impressed with what I have read so far.
For instance, I was not aware that at the early part of this decade the United States threw away almost $2 billion in usable wood from our urban forest alone. I wish they would have dropped just a small portion of that on my door step; I’d be set for life!
Read wise, the book is very easy if you are used to reading an essay style. I’m not convinced the Sherrill has much practice as a book writer but he has obviously written some grants and essays aimed towards elected officials. Any timber jargon is clearly explained and doesn’t interrupt the flow of the chapter. Each chapter is broken down in headings and has a written introduction and conclusion. Very well done. (However, I’ll warn some of you that there are not too many pictures; what there is are useful and well thought, but just not many.)
-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/