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Wooden Books - Publications from Wooden Books - small, beautifully produced introductions to the Liberal Arts, captivating scientists and artists alike. With exquisite illustrations, superfine printing, and the finest quality recycled papers, this series is in a league of its own!

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 36 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Portals by Philippa Lewis, illustrated by Miles Thistlethwaite
    Portals - by Philippa Lewis, illustrated by Miles Thistlethwaite

    £5.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781904263746 | ISBN 10: 1904263747

    When is an entrance a portal?  In this beautiful little book, packed with rare antique illustrations and original artwork by Miles Thistlethwaite, architectural historian Philippa Lewis explores the fascinating world of liminal boundaries and th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ethics: The Art of Character by Gregory Beabout and Mike Hannis
    Ethics: The Art of Character - by Gregory Beabout and Mike Hannis

    £5.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781904263937 | ISBN 10: 1904263933

    What is a good life, and how is it related to a happy one? What are virtues, and how do they affect the nature of friendships?  Ethicists Gregory Beabout and Mike Hannis describe various approaches, ancient and modern, to those timeless question ... more

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  • Cover image of book Logic: The Ancient Art of Reason by Dr Earl Fontainelle
    Logic: The Ancient Art of Reason - by Dr Earl Fontainelle

    £5.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781904263920 | ISBN 10: 1904263925

    How do you tell what's right from what's wrong? Can you always? What's the difference between deduction, induction and abduction? What are the best techniques for making an argument logically sound?  In this fascinating little book, the smallest ... more

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  • Cover image of book Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric by John Martineau (Editor)
    Trivium: The Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar, Logic, & Rhetoric - by John Martineau (Editor)

    £14.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781907155185 | ISBN 10: 190715518x

    The Trivium consists of three liberal arts pertaining to language. Grammar, logic and rhetoric have been studied for over two thousand years as a way of refining both a speaker and their speech. With extra sections on euphonics, poetic meter and form ... more

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  • Cover image of book Love: The Song of the Universe by Jason Martineau
    Love: The Song of the Universe - by Jason Martineau

    £5.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781904263760 | ISBN 10: 1904263763

    Jason Martineau takes us on a journey through the landscape of love, combining themes from traditional psychology and the modern sciences to explore life's most prominent and provocative theme. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ruler and Compass: Practical Geometric Constructions by Andrew Sutton
    Ruler and Compass: Practical Geometric Constructions - by Andrew Sutton

    £5.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781904263661 | ISBN 10: 1904263666

    How do you draw a heptagon? What about a heptakaidecagon? How do you fit circles perfectly into triangles? And around them? If the computer is down - could you do it with ruler and compass?  In this unique little book, Andrew Sutt ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poisonous Plants in Great Britain by Frederick Gillam
    Poisonous Plants in Great Britain - by Frederick Gillam

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263876 | ISBN 10: 1904263879

    Would you lick your fingers after picking a Lily of the Valley?   Did no-one remember to warn you about fair Fool's Parsley?  And where are the haunts of Satan's Boletus and the Destroying Angel?  Hiding in the beautiful meadow ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ancient Celtic Coin Art by Simon Lilly
    Ancient Celtic Coin Art - by Simon Lilly

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263654 | ISBN 10: 1904263658

    Little bigger than a fingernail, Celtic Coins are one of the richest sources of Celtic art in the world, and yet few people are even aware that they exist. With their strange otherworldly designs they evoke a forgotten time of magical beasts, amulets ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mind Tricks: Ancient and Modern by Steven Saunders, illustrated by Matt Tweed
    Mind Tricks: Ancient and Modern - by Steven Saunders, illustrated by Matt Tweed

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263777 | ISBN 10: 1904263771

    How does Robin Hood hit the target every time?  What is the secret art of memory?  How do you slip past guards in broad daylight?  Are there simple ways of boosting creativity, health and happiness?  Bringing together ... more

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  • Cover image of book Holy Hills and Pagan Places of Ireland by Hector McDonnell
    Holy Hills and Pagan Places of Ireland - by Hector McDonnell

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263623 | ISBN 10: 1904263623

    The Irish landscape is alive with pagan powers, gods and spirits. Inside every hill are feasting halls of otherworldly beings who sometimes emerge into our realm, or entice the unwary into theirs.  Lakes and rivers have their own divinities, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bender Heaven: The UK Traveller
    Bender Heaven: The UK Traveller's Good Home Guide - by Laugh

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263692 | ISBN 10: 1904263690

    A bender is the British traveller's abode of choice. Built from little more than a tarpaulin and some thin hazel poles, people live in these snug, warm eco-homes the length and breadth of Britain.   Despite this, however, many people have nev ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Little People of the British Isles: Pixies, Brownies, Sprites and Other Rare Fauna by Paul Johnson and Dan Goodfellow
    The Little People of the British Isles: Pixies, Brownies, Sprites and Other Rare Fauna - by Paul Johnson and Dan Goodfellow

    £5.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781904263630 | ISBN 10: 1904263631

    Have you ever seen a pixie? Really? How about a nixie? Where would you find a brownie? And who exactly is Puck?  Hiding in the woods, meadows, lakes and caves of Britain's green and pleasant lands are a multitude of little-studied folk who h ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry by Daud Sutton
    Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry - by Daud Sutton

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263593 | ISBN 10: 1904263593

    Across the Islamic world, illuminating Korans from Morocco to Malaysia, and adorning mosques, mausoleums and palaces, are hidden some of the most exquisite geometrical devices ever conceived by man.   In this excellent little book geometer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anarchipelago by Jay Griffiths
    Anarchipelago - by Jay Griffiths

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263234 | ISBN 10: 1904263232

    A young man's search for freedom, leaving the confines of Wimbly and finding himself living in a treehouse, a partner in grime with the road protesters of Newbury.   A sharp green tale from the multiple award-winning author of Pip Pip: A Side ... more

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  • Cover image of book Perspective and Other Optical Illusions by Phoebe McNaughton
    Perspective and Other Optical Illusions - by Phoebe McNaughton

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263616 | ISBN 10: 1904263615

    Are things really smaller when they are further away? Can something be clearly visible but not there at all? Is it possible to have a direct and true experience of reality?  In this delightful and informative little book Phoebe McNaughton tak ... more

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  • Cover image of book Essential Elements: Atoms, Quarks and the Periodic Table by Matt Tweed
    Essential Elements: Atoms, Quarks and the Periodic Table - by Matt Tweed

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263586 | ISBN 10: 1904263585

    What is everything around us made of, and how did it get there? What arcane secrets hide in the modern alchemist's laboratory?Is there a hidden order to matter itself, known only to a select few? You hold in your hands the smallest guide to the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Lipsmacking Backpacking: How to Cook on Your Travels by Mark Pallis
    Lipsmacking Backpacking: How to Cook on Your Travels - by Mark Pallis

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263579 | ISBN 10: 1904263577

    About to leave for an adventure overseas...thought of everything: rucksack, mosquito net, first aid, camera and swiss army knife... but have you remembered the most important thing of all - what are you going to eat?†Now, with Mark's new book, wherev ... more

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  • Cover image of book Weaving: Methods, Patterns and Traditions of an Ancient Art by Christina Martin
    Weaving: Methods, Patterns and Traditions of an Ancient Art - by Christina Martin

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263555 | ISBN 10: 1904263550

    In all early cultures, weaving represented the image of creation. In this beautiful book, Martin presents the history, folklore, and techniques of weaving through various cultures. She explains and illustrates the three basic weave structures-plain w ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Definitive Wee Book on Dowsing: A Journey Beyond Our Five Senses by Hamish Miller
    The Definitive Wee Book on Dowsing: A Journey Beyond Our Five Senses - by Hamish Miller

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263531 | ISBN 10: 1904263534

    Dowsing is one of the most ancient and peculiar arts or sciences known to man. Widely used for millennia to find water, it is today employed by builders, plumbers, and electricians the world over. In ancient times it was an invaluable tool for locati ... more

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  • Cover image of book Li: Dynamic Form in Nature by David Wade
    Li: Dynamic Form in Nature - by David Wade

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263548 | ISBN 10: 1904263542

    Why does Nature use the same special patterns over and over again? What are the main families of natural design? How are they formed? Did the ancient Chinese really study this subtle and elegant subject?  In this beautiful book, illustrated by D ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Alchemist
    The Alchemist's Kitchen: Extraordinary Potions and Curious Notions - by Guy Ogilvy

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263524 | ISBN 10: 1904263526

    What is the secret meaning of alchemical symbolism? Why was the Royal Art kept secret for so long? Could ancient mages really turn molten lead into gold with a mere pinch of the Philosopher's Stone?  Alchemy is perhaps the last true magical a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Golden Section by Scott Olsen
    Golden Section - by Scott Olsen

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263470 | ISBN 10: 190426347x

    What was the great and golden secret known to Leonardo Da Vinci, Kepler, Plato and the ancient magicians? Why were they forbidden to reveal it? Can there really be a key to nature and life itself?  In this small but compact volume divine prop ... more

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  • Cover image of book Symmetry: The Ordering Principle by David Wade
    Symmetry: The Ordering Principle - by David Wade

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263517 | ISBN 10: 1904263518

    Why on earth do cars have the same symmetry as dragonflies? Is there really a beautiful swirling pattern lurking in every dripping tap? What do insect eggs have in common with planets, and why?  In this exquisite book, the smallest and most c ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Little History of Dragons by Joyce Hargreaves
    A Little History of Dragons - by Joyce Hargreaves

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263487 | ISBN 10: 1904263488

    Why are dragons recognised in almost all cultures on Earth? What is the mysterious geomantic gold they secretly guard? Could dragons be a folk memory of something which once hunted us?  In this beautiful little book Joyce Hargreaves tells the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sacred Geometry by Miranda Lundy
    Sacred Geometry - by Miranda Lundy

    £4.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263043 | ISBN 10: 1904263046

    Is there a secret language all around us? What's so special about the shape of the Great Pyramid? How can there be something sexy about circles?† Lavishly illustrated by the author, this small introduction to one of the oldest and most widespread ... more

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  • Cover image of book Sun, Moon and Earth by Robin Heath
    Sun, Moon and Earth - by Robin Heath

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263463 | ISBN 10: 1904263461

    How many days are there between full moons - do you know? Is there an ancient key to the calendar hidden in stone circles? What is the magical secret of the Sun-Moon-Earth system?  If you have ever wondered about eclipses, tides or the seasons, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Compact Cosmos by Matt Tweed
    The Compact Cosmos - by Matt Tweed

    £5.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781904263425 | ISBN 10: 1904263429

    Lost in space? Muddling your quasars and your superclusters? Wondering how everything got where it is? Where it's all going to? Travel through a black hole. Discover weird relativistic space-time distortions. Fly to the outer reaches of our knowledge ... more

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  • Cover image of book Irish Round Towers by Hector McDonnell
    Irish Round Towers - by Hector McDonnell

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263319 | ISBN 10: 1904263313

    The Round Towers of Ireland are among the most enigmatic and extraordinary constructions of the early Irish Church. Why were they put up? What were they used for? Where did the idea come from, and when?† Hector McDonnell, one of Ireland's best-k ... more

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  • Cover image of book Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music by Anthony Ashton
    Harmonograph: A Visual Guide to the Mathematics of Music - by Anthony Ashton

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263364 | ISBN 10: 1904263364

    Music is one of the oldest and most universal of the ancient Arts, yet few people understand what the elements of harmony really are and how they actually fit together, or sometimes donít quite.  In this charming little book Anthony Ashton us ... more

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  • Cover image of book Fairy Rhymes by Carol Tibbs
    Fairy Rhymes - by Carol Tibbs

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263357 | ISBN 10: 1904263356

    A small book of delightful poems about little people for little people.  Includes rhymes on fairies, elves, dwarves, dandelions, butterflies and beetles.  With beautiful illustrations on every page by Fiona Hughes. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Native British Trees by Andy Thompson
    Native British Trees - by Andy Thompson

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263326 | ISBN 10: 1904263321

    The ancient trees of the British Isles form a distinct and fascinating group - in this little book their form and character are carefully described by Welsh border woodsman Andy Thompson.  With rare early engravings of seeds and branches, lea ... more

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  • Cover image of book Leys: Secret Spirit Paths in Ancient Britain by Danny Sullivan
    Leys: Secret Spirit Paths in Ancient Britain - by Danny Sullivan

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263388 | ISBN 10: 1904263380

    Many ancient peoples built their sacred sites in dead straight lines. The magical paths involved astronomy and geomancy, and were used for spirit flight, both by the living as they slept or travelled in shamanic trance, and by spirits of the dead, bo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mazes and Labyrinths in Great Britain by John Martineau
    Mazes and Labyrinths in Great Britain - by John Martineau

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263333 | ISBN 10: 190426333x

    Labyrinths are found in rock, mosaics and turf all over the world, and seem to have been known to magicians from very ancient times. In the traditional designs no choices are offered to the seekers, the path simply delivering the walker to the centre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crop Circles by Michael Glickman
    Crop Circles - by Michael Glickman

    £5.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781904263340 | ISBN 10: 1904263348

    The crop circles which appear in British fields on short summer nights have quickly become the most famous works of modern art on Earth. Perfectly conceived, priceless and expertly crafted by artists unknown, the formations are an environmental trium ... more

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  • Cover image of book Avebury: A guide to the site by Evelyn Francis
    Avebury: A guide to the site - by Evelyn Francis

    £4.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781904263159 | ISBN 10: 1904263151

    Avebury is still the largest stone circle complex on Earth... Silbury Hill is the same age at the Great Pyramid... What is the secret geometry of the stones? Was a lost science once practiced there? Packed with rare old engravings and new research, t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Runic Inscriptions In Great Britian by Paul Johnson
    Runic Inscriptions In Great Britian - by Paul Johnson

    £5.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781904263401 | ISBN 10: 1904263402

    What is the real story of the runic rings found in Britian? No self-respecting wizard should be unschooled in runelore, and in this little book runemaster Paul Johnson introduces the magic of this archaic script through ancient runes found on stones, ... more

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