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The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization

The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives.After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble t...

Title : The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
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ISBN : 0399576428
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Number of Pages : 294 pages
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  • Jack

    A most excellent book filled with fascinating information about a topic I assume most of us know nothing about.