Clay



Clay The Clay Beneath Our Feet Is Crucial To The Computer And Space Industries, Bio Technology, Publishing, And A Wide Range Of Manufacturing Processes The Potter S Wheel Was The Very First Machine With The Invention Of Pottery Came Cooking And Storage Vessels, Ceramics, The Discovery Of Alcoholic Beverages, The Oven, Clay Tablets For The First Written Communication, Irrigation For Agriculture, Vast Trade Networks, Plumbing, Sanitation, And An Incredibly Durable Building Material Much Of The Great Wall Of China Was Made Of Fired Clay Bricks A Material That Can Stand For Centuries Now, Suzanne Staubach Presents A Lively Look At How Civilization Was Built On Clay From The First Spark Plugs To Modern Semi Conductors, Satellite Communications To Surgical Equipment Clay Is A Fascinating, Colorful Look At How, From The Primordial Ooze To Modern Miracles, This Most Humble Of Substances Continues To Shape Our World In Ways Limited Only By The Human Imagination.

10 thoughts on “Clay

  1. says:

    _Clay_ by Suzanne Staubach is an information packed and interesting look at how one substance clay has had far reaching effects on world history, culture, architecture, cuisine, and technology.Unbelievably abundant, clay from kleben, German for to stick to is alumina, silica, and chemically bonded water Its popularity through the ages is due to its abundance, plasticity, and its durability after being heated even sun baked clay has considerable durability, though unfired clay or raw cl _Clay_ by Suzanne Staubach is an information packed and interesting look at how one substance clay has had far reaching effects on world history, culture, architecture, cuisine, and technology.Unbelievably abundant, clay from kleben, Germa...

  2. says:

    Some interesting tidbits, butof an annotated list than a conceptual essay I learned some things and enjoyed reading it with my phone at hand to call up pictures of wonderful Jomon and Song Dynasty pottery and cob houses and other amazing uses of clay I w...

  3. says:

    Focuses mainly on use of clay to make pottery, less so on building, writing, industry Needsillustrations, and also an index Facts seemed garbled in a couple places

  4. says:

    The writing style is dull, but interesting how many uses clay has had through pre history and history.

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