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World in a grain of sand.

Erica Linton

World in a grain of sand.

by Erica Linton

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Published by A. Blond in [London] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India
    • Subjects:
    • Linton, Erica.,
    • India -- Social conditions

    • Edition Notes

      Autobiographical.

      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDS421 .L5
      The Physical Object
      Pagination191p.
      Number of Pages191
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6004787M
      LC Control Number66051243
      OCLC/WorldCa323183

      Mary Rose Barrington is a retired lawyer in London. The late Ian Stevenson was a research professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He was the author of European Cases of the Reincarnation Type () and Children Who Remember Previous Lives (). A member of the Society for Psychical Research, Zofia Weaver is a past editor of the . A world in a grain of sand Simon Garfield’s In Miniature is a book not just about model villages, but also about miniature books and portraits, flea circuses, miniature battleships, tiny.

      Books. Vince’s first book, The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization, was was a finalist for a PEN/E.O. Wilson Award and a California Book Award, and has been translated into five magazine editor-in-chief Nick Thompson calls it “a riveting, wonderfully written investigation.” Senator John McCain called Vince’s coverage of .   The World in a Grain is a chronicle of innovation and greed and heedless waste-in brief, the story of civilization." -David Owen, author of Where the Water Goes "A riveting, wonderfully written investigation into the many kinds of castles the world has built out of sand. You'll find something new, and something fascinating, on every page/5().

      Not all sand is created equal: Some of the easiest sand to get to is the least useful. Award-winning journalist Vince Beiser delves deep into this world, taking readers on a journey across the globe, from the United States to remote corners of India, China, and Dubai to explain why sand is so crucial to modern life. Get this from a library! The world in a grain: the story of sand and how it transformed civilization. [Vince Beiser] -- The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world -- sand -- and the crucial role it plays in our lives. After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume.


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Vince Beiser is an award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles. His first book, The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Transformed Civilization was released on August 7, Wired magazine editor-in-chief Nick Thompson calls it a riveting, wonderfully written investigation/5.

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with author Vince Beiser about his new book, The World in a Grain. The book tells the story of sand and the crucial role it plays in our lives. The World in a Grain is a chronicle of innovation and greed and heedless waste—in brief, the story of civilization.” —David Owen, author of Where the Water Goes “A riveting, wonderfully written investigation into the many kinds of castles the world has built out of sand.

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