Glass Bathyscaphe: How Glass Changed the World

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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.

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Alan Macfarlane is Professor of Anthropology at Cambridge with an international reputation as historian and anthropologist; Gerry Martin is an industrialist who has made the history of glass technology his hobby.

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'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

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