The Glass Bathyscaphe - How Glass Changed the World

By: Macfarlane, Alan & Martin, Gerry

Price: £6.00

Quantity: 1 available


A few illustrations, small 8vo, pp xii, 255, a little age-toned, otherwise very good internally, black cloth in very good condition, in a dustwrapper which is very slightly creased at the lower corner. [A narrative history of glass from discovery, through antiquity, the Enlightenment, the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions to the present. It charts the history of the technology but also the enabling effects of glass on such aspects of civilization as experimental science, perspective, astronomy, zoology and all manner of scientific instrumentation - plus the central role of window-glass technology in making the colder north habitable. The authors show how the divergence in glass technology between west and east (China and Japan) explains differential aspects of E/W development. The last chapter develops the intriguing thesis that glass is one of the principal factors in the development of western civilization.]

Title: The Glass Bathyscaphe - How Glass Changed the World

Author Name: Macfarlane, Alan & Martin, Gerry

Categories: Industry, History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Profile Books: 2002

ISBN Number: 1861974000

ISBN Number 13: 9781861974006

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Slightly Worn

Seller ID: 011277