The arcanum--the recipe to make gold--was mankind's legendary quest since the Age of Reason. By the early 18th century, however, porcelain began to ...Show synopsisThe arcanum--the recipe to make gold--was mankind's legendary quest since the Age of Reason. By the early 18th century, however, porcelain began to rival gold in value. Gleeson recounts the true story of Johann Friedrich Bottger, an alchemist, who, at the cost of his own life, discovered how to make porcelain and changed the course of history.Hide synopsis
Description:Very good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and...Very good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
Description:Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear...Good. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Free State Books. Never settle for less.
This book had received rave reviews on a blog site discussing top non-fiction reads. Sadly, I can't return the favor. I found myself skimming too often to retain the events/facts of the story. Although touted by the blogger "reads like a novel" the writing style wasn't one I found appealing--the style was a little too "educational British" for me which is not my taste at all. I also felt the author spent too much time on one area and then would skip over things that really needed details or clarification. I gave it the 100+ page try and then abandoned it.
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