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The Axe and Man: The History of Man's Early Technology as Exemplified by His Axe Contributor(s): Eavrin, Charles A (Author)

The Axe and Man: The History of Man's Early Technology as Exemplified by His Axe Contributor(s): Eavrin, Charles A (Author)

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The Axe and Man: The History of Man's Early Technology as Exemplified by His Axe
Contributor(s): Eavrin, Charles A (Author)

ISBN: 1879335891    EAN: 9781879335899
Publisher: Astragal Press
US SRP: $25.00 US  
Binding: Paperback
Copyright Date: 1999
Pub Date: October 01, 1999
Physical Info: 0.4" H x 11.0" L x 8.5" W (0.99 lbs) 182 pages

A wonderful book that covers the vast range of axes used throughout time and throughout the world, starting with the early stone hand-axes of the paleolithic period through the flint, copper, and bronze axes of early civilizations, the early iron axes of the medieval ages, and the production of steel axes made possible by the Industrial Revolution. Included are discussions of all axe types from celts to hand axes, tomahawks to hatchets, pebble tools to broad axes, plus a chapter on special axes. The author gives detailed descriptions of the axes, how they were made and the materials used, and the evolution of their design over time. Accompanying the descriptions are over 100 photographs of the axes, many seen only in museums. The axe was one of man's earliest tools, and remained one of his most important almost until the present day. Yet over the tens of thousands of years of its use, the changes in its design have been surprisingly small. What have changed dramatically are its methods and materials of fabrication, reflecting the advances in man's technological skills. Students of the history of technology and tool collectors alike will find this a fascinating book.
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