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Slow Tech: The Perfect Antidote to Today's Digital World: Forge * Carve* Weave * Mould * Ignite

Slow Tech: The Perfect Antidote to Today's Digital World: Forge * Carve* Weave * Mould * Ignite

by Peter Ginn

Hardcover

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Overview

The illustrated Slow Tech Manual will interest historians and re-enactors, parents managing their children's screen time, and young adults looking for mindful and practical escapes from the digital age

Featuring topics such as building bread ovens, making clay pots in a bonfire, felling and processing trees, cooking on open fires, blacksmithing, beer making, wattle and daubing, this book is a combination of the dangerous book for boys and a practical manual of experimental archaeology and historical research. Highly readable and hugely practical, the book is either armchair reading or a valuable guide to getting your hands dirty and creating something useful as you discover the art of slow technology. Light a fire without matches and cook a meal on it. Weave a basket, build a bread oven in your back garden and brew your own beer. Go camping in the wild, build a shelter, catch fish without a rod, and teach your kids how to knap flint. Whether you decide to try to make your own forge in the garden, carve a wooden spoon, build a dry-stone wall, or process your own salt, you will be reconnecting with your own practical abilities and creative impulses.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781785216169
Publisher: Haynes Publishing UK
Publication date: 11/26/2019
Series: Haynes Manuals Series
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Peter Ginn is an archaeologist and historian who graduated from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London and has a particular interest in experimental archaeology. His research interests include Egyptology, field archaeology and primitive technologies, and he specializes in 19th-century farming practice. Peter is best known for his BBC TV appearances in series such as Tales from the Green Valley, Victorian Farm, Secrets of the Castle and A Tudor Feast at Christmas. Peter now lives in Somerset in an amazing Victorian mansion that he is renovating.