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The Resource The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it transformed civilization, Vince Beiser

The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it transformed civilization, Vince Beiser

Label
The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it transformed civilization
Title
The world in a grain
Title remainder
the story of sand and how it transformed civilization
Statement of responsibility
Vince Beiser
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Reveals the world's absolute dependence on sand as a resource material used in virtually every structure and consumer product, describing how the planet's dwindling sand levels and related human practices are incurring significant environmental consequences
Tone
Writing style
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10685241
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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Beiser, Vince
Dewey number
620.1/91
Index
index present
LC call number
TA455.S3
LC item number
B45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sand
  • Technology and civilization
  • Sand
  • Technology and civilization
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the story of sand and how it shaped civilization
Label
The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it transformed civilization, Vince Beiser
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The most important solid substance on Earth -- Part I. How sand built the twentieth century's industrialized world -- The skeleton of cities -- Paved with good intentions -- The thing that lets us see everything -- Part II. How sand is building the twenty-first century's globalized, digitized world -- High tech, high purity -- Fracking facilitator -- Miami Beach-less -- Man-made lands -- Desert war -- Concrete conquers the city -- Beyond sand
Control code
on1013500187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780399576423
Lccn
2017053122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013500187
Label
The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it transformed civilization, Vince Beiser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-284) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The most important solid substance on Earth -- Part I. How sand built the twentieth century's industrialized world -- The skeleton of cities -- Paved with good intentions -- The thing that lets us see everything -- Part II. How sand is building the twenty-first century's globalized, digitized world -- High tech, high purity -- Fracking facilitator -- Miami Beach-less -- Man-made lands -- Desert war -- Concrete conquers the city -- Beyond sand
Control code
on1013500187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780399576423
Lccn
2017053122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1013500187

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