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

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It is the neon sign that blinks on the edge of our consciousness; the wavy, delicate windowpanes in a centuries-old farmhouse; the airy adornment of high-rise architects and playful distraction of daydreaming schoolchildren. Heat resistant or shatterproof, tempered or stained, this magical substance formed of sand and fire has done much more than brighten and beautify: it has changed the very way we live.William S. Ellis brilliantly whisks readers on a marvelously entertaining journey of ingenuity and discovery, from the ...

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