Journals Higher Education



Published: 24 March 2012

160 Pages | 34 b/w line drawings, 23 b/w halftones

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199640270

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Sand and Silicon

Science that Changed the World

Denis McWhan

  • Concise overview of the field of silicon.
  • Stunning account of sand, the ubiquitous material our society is completely dependent on.
  • Relates 20th century scientific discoveries to the increasing complexity of the products that evolved from them.
  • Illustrates how science progresses through a series of chance observations and of brilliant insights.

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