192 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations
For a time when we are most conscious of our energy security, a practical-lyrical , beautifully illustrated guide to its most ancient source – wood. Bestselling novelist Lars Mytting shares a Scandinavian passion for wood harvesting, stacking, storing and burning, combining cultural history and folklore with modern science. Norwegian Wood succeeds both in being entertaining and instructive, and in delivering a wealth of advice and technical know-how for the armchair reader and for those outdoors. Northern European countries have been at the forefront of the development of clean-burning stoves, for which the UK is a fast-growing market in both urban and rural areas. A phenomenal bestseller in Norway, where it has sold more than 250,000 copies, Norwegian Wood inspired a 12-hour television programme (including hours of live footage of a fire burning) which was watched by nearly a million Norwegians and reported on in the New York Times and the Daily Mail.
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Lars Mytting was born in Fåvang, Norway in 1968. He is author and journalist. He has written two novels, both met with critical acclaim, and the first was sold to Denmark, Sweden, Germany and Finland. However, it was for Norwegian Wood, a work of non-fiction, that he became a household name.