A narrative history of glass from discovery through antiquity the enlightenment the scientific and industrial revolutions to the present it charts the history of the technology but also the enabling effects of glass on such aspects of civilization as experimental science perspective astronomy zoology and all manner of scientific instrumentation plus the central role of window glass . Alan macfarlane gerry martins the glass bathyscaphe how glass changed the world has to be one of the most fascinating history books ive read for a long time starting off with an overview of the origins of glassmaking the book passes through various periods of history but this is not just a summary of what is known. Book review the glass bathyscaphe how glass changed the world by alan macfarlane and gerry martin published by profile books ltd the glass bathyscaphe the glass bathyscaphe takes a look at the origins and technological developments of glass making throughout history the book details the innovations made possible by glass in the fields of . Get this from a library the glass bathyscaphe how glass changed the world alan macfarlane gerry martin in this title a world famous anthropologist and an industrialist have combined their talents to write a history of glass and how it has driven much of the worlds cultural development. The glass bathyscaphe how glass changed the worldreview by bud robert the glass bathyscaphe how glass changed the world alan macfarland and gerry martin throwing fire projectile technology through history alfred w crosby the glass bathyscaphe is the first reflection on the historical centrality of a material which is both useful
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