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The Resource The golden thread : how fabric changed history, Kassia St Clair

The golden thread : how fabric changed history, Kassia St Clair

Label
The golden thread : how fabric changed history
Title
The golden thread
Title remainder
how fabric changed history
Statement of responsibility
Kassia St Clair
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the mummies of Ancient Egypt; via the silken dragon robes of Imperial China and the woollen sails of Viking longboats to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution (and sparked more than one war); arriving finally at the lab-blended fibres that have allowed astronauts to moonwalk - fabrics, manmade and natural, have changed and shaped the world we live in. In 13 fascinating chapters, Kassia St Clair lays out an alternative history of civilisation and human creativity. Wittily written and compellingly argued, this title will change the way you see the world
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
St. Clair, Kassia
Dewey number
  • 677'.009
  • 677.009
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Textile fabrics
  • Civilization
  • Technology
Label
The golden thread : how fabric changed history, Kassia St Clair
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Radio tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781473659032
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9781473659032
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
The golden thread : how fabric changed history, Kassia St Clair
Publication
Note
Radio tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781473659032
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 352 pages
Isbn
9781473659032
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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