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The World in a Grain , The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization - Vince Beiser
The World in a Grain , The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
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Except for water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other - more than oil, more than natural gas. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, exists because of sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from... show more
Except for water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other - more than oil, more than natural gas. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, exists because of sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world's tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from Chartres' stained-glass windows to Chihuly sculptures to your iPhone, sand shelters us, empowers us, engages us, and inspires us. And we're running out of it.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399576423 (0399576428)
Publisher: Riverhead
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.5 The World in a Grain by Vince Beisner
Now, before you go thinking that I've gone off my rocker, part of my rating is due to the fact that I raced through this book in just two and a half days and I was interested throughout. Yes, it really is a book all about sand, both used as a construction material (concrete) and for glass. It covers...
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3.5 The World in a Grain by Vince Beiser
TITLE: The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization AUTHOR: Vince Beiser DATE PUBLISHED: 2018 FORMAT: ebook ISBN-13: 9780399576423 ___________________ DESCRIPTION: "The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the ...
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