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The Resource Making things right : the simple philosophy of a working life, Ole Thorstensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella

Making things right : the simple philosophy of a working life, Ole Thorstensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella

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Making things right : the simple philosophy of a working life
Title
Making things right
Title remainder
the simple philosophy of a working life
Statement of responsibility
Ole Thorstensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • nor
  • eng
Summary
Making Things Right is the simple yet captivating story of a loft renovation, from the moment master carpenter and contractor Ole Thorstensen submits an estimate for the job to when the space is ready for occupation. As the project unfolds, we see the construction through Ole's eyes: the meticulous detail, the pesky splinters, the problem solving, patience, and teamwork required for its completion. Yet Ole's narrative encompasses more than just the fine mechanics of his craft. His labor and passion drive him toward deeper reflections on the nature of work, the academy versus the trades, identity, and life itself. Rich with descriptions of carpentry and process, Making Things Right is a warm and humorous portrayal of a tightknit working community, a story about the blood, sweat, and frustration involved in doing a job well and the joys in seeing a vision take shape
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Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10657459
Cataloging source
DLC
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Thorstensen, Ole
Dewey number
690/.24
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TH4816
LC item number
.T4813 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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Kinsella, Seán
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True
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  • Thorstensen, Ole
  • Dwellings
  • Building
  • Small business
  • Carpenters
Target audience
adult
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the simple philosophy of a working life
Label
Making things right : the simple philosophy of a working life, Ole Thorstensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Translated from the Norwegian. 1998."
  • "First published in Norwegian under the title En Snekkers Dagbok by Pelikanen forlag 2015."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780143130949
Lccn
2017058279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 994516104
  • (OCoLC)994516104
Label
Making things right : the simple philosophy of a working life, Ole Thorstensen ; translated from the Norwegian by Seán Kinsella
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Translated from the Norwegian. 1998."
  • "First published in Norwegian under the title En Snekkers Dagbok by Pelikanen forlag 2015."--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
233 pages
Isbn
9780143130949
Lccn
2017058279
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 994516104
  • (OCoLC)994516104

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