A Reverence for Wood is a book written and illustrated by Eric Sloane. It was originally published in 1965.
Part History, part pictorial, part story, this book is a fast read and alot of fun.
You can buy the book on Amazon for about 5 dollars (well worth it). I also found it published on the net at http://www.scribd.com/HuckleCat/d/9008546-Eric-Sloane-A-Reverence-for-Wood