Earth Knack: Stone Age Skills for the 21st Century
Here is a comprehensive guide to learning some valuable and age-old techniques to simplify your life and get back to basics. It’s a book of stone-age skills perfectly suited to the modern megalopolis or the concrete jungle. It shows you how to make pottery from the clay of the earth, how to make baskets from gourds and plant weavings, how to make clothing from plants and animals, and how to brew pine needle tea for your full daily dose of vitamins B and C. With easy-to-obtain natural resources (the only resources your great-great-great grandparents had) you can make the strongest glue, the richest dyes and the most soulful music. The skills and ideas in this unique book will not only have you creating unique objects in an age-old manner but will also restore to you a sense of self-fulfillment and self-worth
Chuck it all and live in a cave? No way! Adopt some Stone Age skills? Absolutely! This information-packed book doesn’t just talk, it shows you ways to bring the best of our environment into your life. The relevant skills and ideas in Earth Knack will not only have you creating objects, but will also give you a new sense of self-fulfillment and self-worth.
- Make pottery from clay of the earth, baskets from gourds and plant weavings, clothing from plants and animals.
- Brew pine needle tea for your full daily dose of vitamins B and C.
- With natural resources, make the strongest glue, the richest dyes, the most soulful music. Chapters include: ¤ Fire ¤ Rope String Thread ¤ Tools ¤ Baskets Buckets Bowls ¤ Pottery ¤ Food and Cooking ¤ Soap ¤ Glue ¤ Music ¤ Getting Dressed ¤ And more.
Authors: Bart Blankenship, Robin Blankenship
Publication Date: April 1996
Publisher: Gibbs Smith
Dimensions: 9″H x 6.25″W x 0.75″D; 0.65 lbs.
List Price: $17.95