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Glass: From the First Mirror to Fiber Optics, the Story of the Substance That Changed the World

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  • Glass: From the First Mirror to Fiber Optics, the Story of the Substance That Changed the World (Bard Books) – Hardcover (1998)
    by William S Ellis

    Glass: From the First Mirror to Fiber Optics, the Story of the Substance That Changed the World

    Hardcover, Bard Books
    1998
    English
    306 pages

    ISBN: 0380974649
    ISBN-13: 9780380974641

    In prose as crystalline as his subject, the author celebrates the versatility and functionality of glass, and explains how a substance known to all but understood by few has been shaped and molded to serve mankind in innumerable ways. Readers will learn how glass has both shaped and been shaped by man's changing relationship to the environment; how it has brought vision to the sight-deprived and to human beings huddling in the dark; and how glass enters the 21st century yielding an almost unlimited horizon of possibilities. ... Show more

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