Clay: The History and Evolution of Humankind’s Relationship with Earth’s Most Primal Element (Paperback)

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More than a third of the houses in the world are made of clay. Clay vessels were instrumental in the invention of cooking, wine and beer making, and international trade. Our toilets are made of clay. The first spark plugs were thrown on the potter’s wheel. Clay has played a vital role in the health and beauty fields. Indeed, this humble material was key to many advances in civilization, including the development of agriculture and the invention of baking, architecture, religion, and even the space program. In Clay, Suzanne Staubach takes a lively look at the startling history of the mud beneath our feet. Told with verve and erudition, this story will ensure you won’t see the world around you in quite the same way after reading the book.

About the Author


SUZANNE STAUBACH is a writer, potter, and bookseller, and the author of Guy Wolff: Master Potter in the Garden.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781611685039
ISBN-10: 1611685036
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication Date: September 3rd, 2013
Pages: 304
Language: English

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