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Focus on Glass by Graham Rickard

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Focus on Glass by Graham Rickard

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A study of the history of glass, its properties and the numerous ways in which it can be manufactured, discussing the many uses that glass has been put to in the past and present and its potential uses for the future.


This book looks at the history of glass, its properties and uses. It explains its uses in industry, science and medicine, for fibre optics, mirrors, containers, windows, optical and many other applications. The decorative value of glass is discussed, including the beauty of stained glass windows. There is a history of the early types and uses of glass. The composition of glass is detailed, as are the ever changing methods of producing it. There are full accounts of glass furnaces, making flat glass, moulding and blowing glass. The text is illustrated with full colour photographs and diagrams. There is a useful facts and figures section, a glossary of difficult words, a further information section and a comprehensive index. Graham Rickard has also written "Focus on rice", "Focus on silver" and "Focus on diamonds" in the same series.

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SKU GOR006243437
Title Focus on Glass
Author By (author) Graham Rickard
Contributor No
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Hachette Children's Books
Year Published 1988
Page Number 48
ISBN 1852103205
ISBN13 9781852103200
Cover Note Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Prizes No
Edition Text N/A
Note This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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