EXPLORING FIRE and CLAY, Arne Bjørn
man, fire, and clay through the ages
This book is both a practical handbook and a unique investigation into life as it was lived two and three thousand years ago.
The apparent contradiction here is easily explained: Fire was one of man's first achievements and man's control of it helped to establish his superiority over the forces of nature. No one knows how man originally produced fire, but fires for warmth and cooking were an important part of life in earliest times.
Fire was also used to create the earliest pottery that was made. This book is an account of the archaeological explorations that have taken place in Denmark and reconstructs the various kilns that were used to fire this pottery. These kilns are as practical today as they were then, and experiments have shown what good results they can achieve.
This book explains and illustrates how to construct these kilns and how to use them, and, similarly, it gives practical advice on how to make pottery and how to construct and control fires. lt is an ideal book for anyone who wants to take part in a fascinating and absorbing outdoor activity.
EXPLORING FIRE and CLAY, Arne Bjørn, good copy / goed en net exemplaar (the book is permanently covered with transparent plastic film / het boek is gekaft met boeklon kaftplastic)
Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, hardcover with dust jacket (but covered with transparent plastic film ), 22,2 x 17,1 x 1,1 cm, 88 pages
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