Living in modern society, we have become increasingly disassociated from the earth, from the essence of ourselves, and the need is awakened in us to return to the wilderness--physically and emotionally. We long to feel a sense of connection with our ancient roots. This urge is what has prompted man's fascination with primitive skills: producing objects from natural materials using methods similar to prehistoric cultures.
Primitive Technology: A Book of Earth Skills is a sharing of ideas--the philosophies, the history, and the personal stories by the authorities on primitive technology from the pages of The Bulletin of Primitive Technology. Included are instructions for creating fire and tools of wood, stone, and bone, as well as fiber adhesives, projectiles, art, and music.
Practicing these primitive methods will lead the seeker towards a tangible, raw connection with the ancient past, with nature's resources and, ultimately, with the creative forces that constructed the foundation of man's survival on the planet.
|Fire--Where We Begin|
|Bone, Stone & Wood--Basic Elements|
|Fibers--Holding The World Together|
|Projectiles--Power From The Human Hand|
|Art & Music--Discipline and Meaning|
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For Ages: 21+ years old
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: March 2001
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.2 x 12.7 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.72