Fifty Minerals that Changed the Course of History is a beautifully presented guide to the minerals that have had the greatest impact on human civilization. These are the materials used from the Stone Age to the First and Second Industrial Revolutions to the Nuclear Age and include metals, ores, alloys, salts, rocks, sodium, mercury, steel and uranium. The book includes minerals used as currency, as jewelry and as lay and religious ornamentation when combined with gem minerals like diamonds, amber, coral, and jade.
Publisher: Firefly Books; Illustrated edition ( September 5, 2017)
Author(s): Eric Chaline
Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Dimensions: 17.15 x 1.91 x 22.86 cm