LIVRES NUMÉRIQUESJEUNESSEBÉBÉJEUX, JOUETSPAPETERIECADEAUXDIVERTISSEMENT


Message Important
Le site sera temporairement en maintenance, pour une mise à jour. Ceci afin de mieux vous servir.
Heure de maintenance prévue : 10:30 pm

Important message
The site will be busy updating the store for you and will be back shortly.
Scheduled maintenance : 10:30 pm
The World in a Grain - VINCE BEISER

The World in a Grain

VINCE BEISER

 
23,00 $

Livre en anglais
Feuilleter Feuilleter
En stock : Expédié en 48 heures.
Quantité
Ajouter à ma liste de souhaits
Non disponible en succursale
EN SAVOIR PLUS Résumé

A finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award

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 more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world's tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from Chartres' stained-glass windows to your iPhone, sand shelters us, empowers us, engages us, and inspires us. It's the ingredient that makes possible our cities, our science, our lives--and our future.

And, incredibly, we're running out of it.

The World in a Grain is the compelling true story of the hugely important and diminishing natural resource that grows more essential every day, and of the people who mine it, sell it, build with it--and sometimes, even kill for it. It's also a provocative examination of the serious human and environmental costs incurred by our dependence on sand, which has received little public attention. 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. Along the way, readers encounter world-changing innovators, island-building entrepreneurs, desert fighters, and murderous sand pirates. The result is an entertaining and eye-opening work, one that is both unexpected and involving, rippling with fascinating detail and filled with surprising characters.

Détails
Prix : 23,00 $
Catégorie :
Auteur :  VINCE BEISER
Titre : The World in a Grain
Date de parution : août 2019
Éditeur : RIVERHEAD BOOKS
Sujet : ECOLOGIE-ENVIRONNEMENT
ISBN : 9780399576447 (0399576444)
Référence Renaud-Bray : 14273177
No de produit : 2743819

SUGGESTIONS
Suggestions
Grand atlas de l'astronomie COLLECTIF
39,95 $
Banc du temps qui passe : méditations cosmiques(Le) REEVES, HUBERT
29,95 $
Une brève histoire du temps HAWKING, STEPHEN
11,50 $
The World in a Grain , BEISER, VINCE
© RIVERHEAD BOOKS 2019
A Bird in the House 19,95 $ Quantité : 1

Abattre la bête 22,95 $ Quantité : 1
607 article(s) au panier.
Sous-total: 14 470,73 $
Renaud-Bray vous offre
les frais de livraison *