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Material World

Ed Conway

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      'A compelling narrative of the human story' TIM MARSHALL, author of Prisoners of Geography'Lively, rich and exciting... full of surprises' PETER FRANKOPAN, author of The Silk RoadsSand, salt, iron, copper, oil and lithium. They built our world, and they will transform our future.These are the six most crucial substances in human history. They took us from the Dark Ages to the present day. They power our computers and phones, build our homes and offices, and create life-saving medicines. But most of us take them completely for granted.In Material World, Ed Conway travels the globe - from the sweltering depths of the deepest mine in Europe, to spotless silicon chip factories in Taiwan, to the eerie green pools where lithium originates - to uncover a secret world we rarely see. Revealing the true marvel of these substances, he follows the mind-boggling journeys, miraculous processes and little-known companies that turn the raw materials we all need into products of astonishing complexity.As we wrestle with climate change, energy crises and the threat of new global conflict, Conway shows why these substances matter more than ever before, and how the hidden battle to control them will shape our geopolitical future. This is the story of civilisation - our ambitions and glory, innovations and appetites - from a new perspective: literally from the ground up.
      CONTRIBUTORS: Ed Conway EAN: 9780753559154 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 750 g HEIGHT: 240 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Ebury Publishing DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History, NATURE / Natural Resources, SCIENCE / Chemistry / General, SCIENCE / Physics / General, SCIENCE / Natural History WIDTH: 156 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Economic history, Impact of science and technology on society, History of science, Economic geology, Materials science, Mining technology and engineering

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      This is the most fascinating of stories ; not just of the materials used in the world but a story of mankind , history , science, economics and perseverance.
      In the politics of the day where ‘onshoring’ , trade barriers and tariffs to limit free trade are being erected this is most important work.
      The book is written in a riveting and easy and understandable style , where I could not wait to turn to the next page and chapter.

      I could say this is one of the most exciting stories I have read .

      Ed Conway is a writer and broadcaster. He is the Economics and Data Editor of Sky News and a regular columnist for The Times and Sunday Times. He has written two critically acclaimed and bestselling books and has won numerous awards for his journalism. He lives in London.

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      'A compelling narrative of the human story' TIM MARSHALL, author of Prisoners of Geography'Lively, rich and exciting... full of surprises' PETER FRANKOPAN, author of The Silk RoadsSand, salt, iron, copper, oil and lithium. They built our world, and they will transform our future.These are the six most crucial substances in human history. They took us from the Dark Ages to the present day. They power our computers and phones, build our homes and offices, and create life-saving medicines. But most of us take them completely for granted.In Material World, Ed Conway travels the globe - from the sweltering depths of the deepest mine in Europe, to spotless silicon chip factories in Taiwan, to the eerie green pools where lithium originates - to uncover a secret world we rarely see. Revealing the true marvel of these substances, he follows the mind-boggling journeys, miraculous processes and little-known companies that turn the raw materials we all need into products of astonishing complexity.As we wrestle with climate change, energy crises and the threat of new global conflict, Conway shows why these substances matter more than ever before, and how the hidden battle to control them will shape our geopolitical future. This is the story of civilisation - our ambitions and glory, innovations and appetites - from a new perspective: literally from the ground up.
      CONTRIBUTORS: Ed Conway EAN: 9780753559154 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PAGES: WEIGHT: 750 g HEIGHT: 240 cm
      PUBLISHED BY: Ebury Publishing DATE PUBLISHED: CITY: GENRE: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History, NATURE / Natural Resources, SCIENCE / Chemistry / General, SCIENCE / Physics / General, SCIENCE / Natural History WIDTH: 156 cm SPINE:

      Book Themes:

      Economic history, Impact of science and technology on society, History of science, Economic geology, Materials science, Mining technology and engineering

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      Niall Hegarty
      Material World

      This is the most fascinating of stories ; not just of the materials used in the world but a story of mankind , history , science, economics and perseverance.
      In the politics of the day where ‘onshoring’ , trade barriers and tariffs to limit free trade are being erected this is most important work.
      The book is written in a riveting and easy and understandable style , where I could not wait to turn to the next page and chapter.

      I could say this is one of the most exciting stories I have read .

      Ed Conway is a writer and broadcaster. He is the Economics and Data Editor of Sky News and a regular columnist for The Times and Sunday Times. He has written two critically acclaimed and bestselling books and has won numerous awards for his journalism. He lives in London.

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