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Sophia Krzys Acord, University of Florida

Kevin S. Jones, University of Florida

Marsha Bryant, University of Florida

Copyright Year: 2021

ISBN 13: 9781944455248

Publisher: University of Florida

Language: English

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Table of Contents

  • Understanding the Material World
  • Clay: The Entanglement of Earth in the Age of Clay
  • Ceramics: Firing Clay and Flaking Stone
  • Concrete: Engineering Society through Social Spaces
  • Copper and Bronze: The Far-Reaching Consequences of Metallurgy
  • Gold and Silver: Precious Metals and Coinage
  • Steel: Carnegie and Creative Destruction
  • Aluminum: Alcoa and Anti-Trust
  • Polymers: Fantastic Plastics in Postwar America
  • Writing Materials: The Politics and Preservation of Knowledge

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  • About the Book

    This textbook supports the Impact of Materials on Society course and teaching materials, developed with the Materials Research Society. The textbook offers an exploration into materials (including ceramics, clay, concrete, glass, metals, and polymers) and the relationship with technologies and social structures. The textbook was developed by an interdisciplinary team from Engineering and Liberal Arts and Sciences, including anthropologists, sociologists, historians, media studies experts, Classicists, and more.

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    Sophia Krzys Acord, University of Florida

    Kevin S. Jones, University of Florida

    Marsha Bryant, University of Florida