Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of HistoryBook - 2012
"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. .
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Firefly Books, 2012.
Characteristics: 223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Alternative Title: 50 minerals that changed the course of history.