Sass, Stephen L.

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The Substance of Civilization
Materials and Human History from the Stone Age to the Age of Silicon
By Stephen L. Sass
(Arcade Publishing)
The story of human civilization can be read most deeply in the materials we have found or created, used or abused. They have dictated how we build, eat, communicate, wage war, create art, travel, and worship. Some, such as stone, iron, and bronze, lend their names to the ages. Others, such as gold, silver,... [READ MORE]
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