The Substance of Civilization

The Substance of Civilization

Materials and Human History From the Stone Age to the Age of Silicon

Book - 1998
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Stephen Sass studies why materials break, bend, or behave the way they do. In WONDERFUL THINGS Sass takes us back in history--from the Stone Age to today--to look at what things have been made of and why. Filled with fact after fascinating fact, this highly entertaining book connects the worlds of minerals and molecules to the sweep of human history. Line drawings throughout. photos.
Publisher: New York : Arcade Pub. : Distributed by Little, Brown and Co., [1998], ©1998
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781559703710
Branch Call Number: 620.11 Sa
Characteristics: 291 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm


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Oct 30, 2016

This is an outstanding history, more or less, of materials science, and most interesting although - - to be completely honest - - coffee or energy drinks may be necessary, it can make your eyes glaze over from time to time.


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