The Glass Bathyscaphe: How Glass Changed the World

The Glass Bathyscaphe: How Glass Changed the World

by Gerry Martin (Author), Alan Macfarlane (Author), Gerry Martin (Author)


The story of the development of glass and the effects it had on every aspect of culture from astronomy and navigation to the Renaissance and the Industrial Revolution.


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Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Edition: Main
Publisher: Profile Books
Published: 05 Jun 2003

ISBN 10: 1861973942
ISBN 13: 9781861973948

Media Reviews
'A stimulating read that will make you think about the material world in a new way' - Julian Henderson, New Scientist 'Fascinating...a riveting story...the authors' explanations are wide-ranging and ingenious ...presented with energy and insight. By piecing together the shattered history of this extraordinary substance Macfarlane and Martin have made a valuable contribution to the wider social history of technology' - Richard Hamblyn, Sunday Times
Author Bio
Gerry Martin is an industrialist who has made the history of glass technology his hobby.