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

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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
Title variation
Story of sand and how it transformed civilization
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The World in a Grain is the compelling true story of the hugely important and diminishing natural resource that grows more essential every day, and of the people who mine it, sell it, build with it--and sometimes, even kill for it. It's also a provocative examination of the serious human and environmental costs incurred by our dependence on sand, which has received little public attention. Not all sand is created equal: Some of the easiest sand to get to is the least useful. Award-winning journalist Vince Beiser delves deep into this world, taking readers on a journey across the globe, from the United States to remote corners of India, China, and Dubai to explain why sand is so crucial to modern life. Along the way, readers encounter world-changing innovators, island-building entrepreneurs, desert fighters, and murderous sand pirates. The result is an entertaining and eye-opening work, one that is both unexpected and involving, rippling with fascinating detail and filled with surprising characters
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10685241
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1965-
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Beiser, Vince
Dewey number
620.1/91
Index
index present
LC call number
TA455.S3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Sand
  • Technology and civilization
Target audience
adult
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the story of sand and how it shaped civilization
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The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it transformed civilization, Vince Beiser
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780399576423
Lccn
2017053122
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it transformed civilization, Vince Beiser
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780399576423
Lccn
2017053122
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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