The Living Rock

1st Edition

The Story of Metals Since Earliest Times and their Impact on Civilization

Author:

  • Arthur Wilson
  • Description

    This book concentrates on the social and economic effects that metals have had on community life and on wider historical developments. It gives a fascinating perspective proclaiming that the history of metals is the history of civilisation; basing the text on the results of archeometallurgists and materials scientists and looking at the advancement of societies as a direct result of their new-found technology. The author's clear and lucid style prevents the book becoming aridly academic while he maps the course of ancient history through to medieval times and beyond, showing metal to be, ultimately, the key to history.

    Readership

    Historians, archeometallurgists, material scientists

    Details

    No. of pages:
    272
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 1994
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Woodhead Publishing
    Print ISBN:
    9781855733015
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780857099952