Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History

Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History

Book - 2012
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"Using the word 'minerals' in its broadest sense, Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History features the metals, alloys, rocks, and organic minerals and gemstones that humans have used as the building blocks of civilization. ... Weaving strands of economic, 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."--Cover p. [4].
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2012.
ISBN: 9781554079841
1554079845
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.

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Jan 17, 2017

Fun to read, fun to learn stuff.

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Dec 29, 2016

A fascinating topic, but the text is marred by the author sometimes talking about himself rather than the relevance of the mineral in history. Thorough index and further reading guide.

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