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The World in a Grain

The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

The World in a Grain( )
Author: Beiser, Vince
Publication Date:Aug 2018
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Imprint:Riverhead Books
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $49.99
Book Description:

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....
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Detailed Subjects: Science / Earth Sciences / Geology
Technology & Engineering / Social Aspects
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.3 x 23.5 x 3.1 cm
Book Weight:0.504 Kilograms

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