A narrative history of glass from discovery through antiquity the enlightenment the scientific and industrial revolutions to the present it charts the history of the technology but also the enabling effects of glass on such aspects of civilization as experimental science perspective astronomy zoology and all manner of scientific instrumentation plus the central role of window glass . Book review the glass bathyscaphe how glass changed the world by alan macfarlane and gerry martin published by profile books ltd the glass bathyscaphe the glass bathyscaphe takes a look at the origins and technological developments of glass making throughout history the book details the innovations made possible by glass in the fields of . Get this from a library the glass bathyscaphe how glass changed the world gerry martin alan macfarlane glass is one of the greatest accidents in the history of humankind this is the first full story of its development and the effects it had on every aspect of culture from astronomy and navigation . The glass bathyscaphe book read 2 reviews from the worlds largest community for readers glass is one of the greatest accidents in the history of huma. The glass bathyscaphe how glass changed the world alan macfarlane gerry martin home worldcat home about worldcat help search search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library create
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