Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History

Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History
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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781845435073
Publisher: Apple Press
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Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History is a beuatifully presented guide to the minerals that have shaped and defined our lives. 

Weaving together strands of econimic, cultural, political and industrial history, each entry gives a fascinating perspective on the scope and pace of human development and the dangers posed by our exploitation of Earth's resources. 

From flint and obsidian  to bronze and iron, the book explores the history of industry from the earliest recorded history, and marvels at the extraordinary works of art produced in  gold, silver, ivory  and  jade by the great classical civilisations of the Old and New Worlds. 

Moving into modern times, the book charts the industrialisation of societites though the use of  fossil fuels, the production of  steel and aluminium  and the harnessing of nuclear energy from  uranium and plutonium.

The author

Eric Chaline is a professional journalist and writer specializing in history,
philosophy, and religion. A graduate of Cambridge University and The School
of African and Oriental Studies, London, he lived in Tokyo for seven years where
he was English-language editor for Kodansha Publishers. More recently, he has
published titles on philosophy, including The Book of Zen and The Book of Gods, and
on history, including Traveler’s Guide to the Ancient World: Ancient Greece, History’s
Worst Inventions, History’s Greatest Deceptions, and History’s Worst Predictions. He now
lives and works in London, where he is conducting doctoral research in sociology at
South Bank University.

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Format: Hardback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 9781845435073
Size: 6.693 in x 8.937 in / 170 mm x 227 mm
Published:

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