Clay : The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's Most Primal Element

Clay : The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's Most Primal Element

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  • 製本 Paperback:紙装版/ペーパーバック版/ページ数 288 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780425212097
  • DDC分類 620.191

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments                                    ix
Introduction xi
Cooking Pots and Storage Jars
Porridge, Ale, and International Commerce 1 (18)
Hearth and Home
Ovens, Heat, and the Invention of Baking 19 (25)
The First Machine and the Development of an 44 (136)
Industry
Set the Table
From a Simple Bowl to a 2,200-Piece 64 (33)
Dinner Set
A Word or Two
The Invention of Writing and Books 97 (15)
The Most Popular Building Material
Cities, Walls, and Floors of Mud 112(28)
Sanitation
A Nice Hot Bath, a Drink of Water, and 140(20)
Don't Forget to Flush
Farming Made Easy
Irrigation, Propagation, and Incubation 160(20)
Electricity, Transportation, and Rocket 180(12)
Science
To Your Health! 192(11)
Art, Toys, Gods, Goddesses, and Fertility 203(42)
A Fitting Death
Urns, Gravestones, Companions, and Thieves 225(20)
Conclusion 245(3)
Appendix A: How to Make Your Own Pinch Pot 248(3)
Appendix B: Museums 251(4)
Notes 255(5)
Bibliography 260(11)
Credits 271(2)
Index 273