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The Resource The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it shaped civilization, Vince Beiser, (electronic resource eBook)

The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it shaped civilization, Vince Beiser, (electronic resource eBook)

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The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it shaped civilization
Title
The world in a grain
Title remainder
the story of sand and how it shaped civilization
Statement of responsibility
Vince Beiser
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
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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1965-
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Beiser, Vince
Index
index present
LC call number
TA455.S3
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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  • Sand
  • Technology and civilization
Label
The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it shaped civilization, Vince Beiser, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3645753
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780399576430
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
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6fa1254d-4f9d-4ca6-9bc7-8e2d6ce4ceeb
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
The world in a grain : the story of sand and how it shaped civilization, Vince Beiser, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=210&titleID=3645753
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780399576430
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6fa1254d-4f9d-4ca6-9bc7-8e2d6ce4ceeb
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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