The Glass Bathyscaphe: How Glass Changed the World

The Glass Bathyscaphe: How Glass Changed the World

ISBN13: 9781861973948

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The story of the development of glass and the effects it had on every aspect of culture from astronomy and navigation to the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 272
Item Height 18 mm
Item Width 130 mm
Item Weight 258 Gram
Product Dimensions 130 x 18 x 192
Publisher Profile Books
Format Paperback | 272

'A stimulating read that will make you think about the material world in a new way' - Julian Henderson, New Scientist 'Fascinating...a riveting story...the authors' explanations are wide-ranging and ingenious ...presented with energy and insight. By piecing together the shattered history of this extraordinary substance Macfarlane and Martin have made a valuable contribution to the wider social history of technology' - Richard Hamblyn, Sunday Times

Gerry Martin is an industrialist who has made the history of glass technology his hobby.