Purchase; Amazon; 2012; 1000125014;1000125012
Includes bibliographical references.
"This text provides an overview of the history and chemistry of glass technology from its origins in antiquity to its dramatic expansion in the thirteenth century, then concluding with its impact on society in general, particularly its effect on chemical practices"--P. vii.
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.