The Resource How glass changed the world : the history and chemistry of glass from antiquity to the 13th Century, Seth C. Rasmussen, (electronic resource)

How glass changed the world : the history and chemistry of glass from antiquity to the 13th Century, Seth C. Rasmussen, (electronic resource)

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How glass changed the world : the history and chemistry of glass from antiquity to the 13th Century
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How glass changed the world
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the history and chemistry of glass from antiquity to the 13th Century
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Seth C. Rasmussen
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eng
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Glass production is thought to date to ~2500 BC and had found numerous uses by the height of the Roman Empire. The modern view of glass-based chemical apparatus (beakers, flasks, stills, etc.) was quite limited, however, due to a lack of glass durability under rapid temperature changes and chemical attack. In the mid 1200s, this began to change as the glassmakers of Venice and Murano began blending previous Roman methods with raw materials from the Levant, as well as developing pretreatment and purification methods of the raw materials used. The combination of these practices resulted in a new glass with a strength and high melting point suitable for use in chemical apparatus. The ability to produce vessels from glass allowed much greater freedom and versatility in the design of chemical apparatus. In addition, the resulting improved glass technology lead to the invention of eyeglasses and a vast improvement in still design, which in turn allowed the isolation of important materials such as alcohol and the mineral acids. This text will give an overview of the history and chemistry of glass technology from its origins in antiquity to its dramatic expansion in the 13th century, concluding with its impact on society in general, particularly its affect on chemical practices
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Rasmussen, Seth C
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TP857
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.R37 2012
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non fiction
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SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science,
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3
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  • Glass
  • Glass
  • Materials Science
  • Ceramics, Glass, Composites, Natural Methods
  • History of Science
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Science des matériaux
  • Chimie
  • Glass
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How glass changed the world : the history and chemistry of glass from antiquity to the 13th Century, Seth C. Rasmussen, (electronic resource)
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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Origins of glass: Myth and known history -- Development and growth of glass through the Roman period -- Reinventing an old material: Venice and the new glass -- Applications to chemical apparatus -- Impact on society and its effect on chemical progress
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unknown
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1 online resource (x, 85 pages)
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  • electronic
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9783642281839
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computer
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10.1007/978-3-642-28183-9
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  • (OCoLC)778874667
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How glass changed the world : the history and chemistry of glass from antiquity to the 13th Century, Seth C. Rasmussen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins of glass: Myth and known history -- Development and growth of glass through the Roman period -- Reinventing an old material: Venice and the new glass -- Applications to chemical apparatus -- Impact on society and its effect on chemical progress
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 85 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9783642281839
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-28183-9
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)778874667
  • (OCoLC)ocn778874667

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