Clay: The History and Evolution of Humankind's Relationship with Earth's Most Primal Element
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.
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Staubach, a writer and potter, provides readers with a joyful introduction to an art she clearly loves. We learn about clay as used for dishes, plumbing, stoves, writing tablets, chicken feeders ... Read full review
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3 THE FIRST MACHINE AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN INDUSTRY
4 SET THE TABLE From a Simple Bowl to a 2200Piece Dinner Set
5 A WORD OR TWO The Invention of Writing and Books
6 THE MOST POPULAR BUILDING MATERIAL Cities Walls and Floors of Mud
7 SANITATION A Nice Hot Bath a Drink of Water and Dont Forget to Flush
8 FARMING MADE EASY Irrigation Propagation and Incubation
11 ART TOYS GODS GODDESSES AND FERTILITY
12 A FITTING DEATH Urns Gravestones Companions and Thieves
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PINCH POT