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⑅ Beginning reader ࢢ The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization printable ⑤ Kindle By Vince Beiser ┎ ⑅ Beginning reader ࢢ The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization printable ⑤ Kindle By Vince Beiser ┎ I thought I knew the basics of sustainability, but this lucid, eye opening book made me feel like a dolt in the best possible aha moment way I d simply never registeredhow much of the contemporary worldour concrete and glass buildings and asphalt roads and silicone based digital devices and so much is entirely, voraciouslysand dependent And the looming global sand crisis who knew Kurt Andersen, author of Fantasyland How America Went Haywire A 500 Year History A fresh history of the most important solid substance on Earth, the literal foundation of modern civilization Books on a single, familiar topic salt, cod, etc have an eager audience, and readers will find this an entirely satisfying addition to the genre Kirkus Reviews The book is at its urgent best in chapters on the black market in sand and the sand mafias that brutally exercise control over resources Breezily written and with insights on every page, this is an eye opening look at a resource too often taken for granted Publishers Weekly A rich study of one of the world s most abundant natural resources sand With a balance of statistics, science, history, on the scene reporting and some healthy environmental skepticism, The World in a Grainhighlights the ways this ubiquitous global commodity has been essential to human development and advancement Shelf Awareness The World in a Grain is nothing less than one of the best reporters working today unpacking the literal foundations of civilization Everything we are, everywhere we live, is built on or out of sand, and Vince Beiser tells the best story of where that sand comes from, who moves it, and what they build from it It s a whole new way of seeing the world Adam Rogers, author of Proof The Science of Booze Modern life, as Vince Beiser compellingly explains, is literally made of sand Yet we have been so profligate with this seemingly inexhaustible resource that for many uses in many parts of the world we are running out The World in a Grain is a chronicle of innovation and greed and heedless wastein brief, the story of civilization David Owen, author of Where the Water Goes A riveting, wonderfully written investigation into the many kinds of castles the world has built out of sand You ll find something new, and something fascinating, on every page Perhaps even in every paragraph Nicholas Thompson, author of The Hawk and the Dove Sand shortage Black market in sand Secret sand heists Who knew I certainly didnt before reading this lively and eye opening book about a material Id always assumed almost infinite Vince Beiser shows, with great skill, that this key component of our fragile, over consuming planet we need to better understand, conserve and protect Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopolds Ghost and Bury the ChainsThe gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world sand and the crucial role it plays in our lives.After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume than any other even than oil Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand From Egypt s pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world s tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from Chartres stained glass windows to your iPhone, sand shelters us, empowers us, engages us, and inspires us It s the ingredient that makes possible our cities, our science, our lives and our future.And, incredibly, we re running out of it The World in a Grain is the compelling true story of the hugely important and diminishing natural resource that grows 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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    • The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization
    • 4.3
    • 567
    • Format Kindle
    • 0399576428
    • Vince Beiser
    • Anglais
    • 12 May 2017

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