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Concrete: A Seven-Thousand-Year History

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For seven thousand years concrete has periodically shaped the path of human progress. Reese Palley’s fascinating history of this ubiquitous and versatile material chronicles the repeated and often centuries-long losses of the technology and its many reemergences and the cultural, scientific, and engineering accomplishments it has enabled.


Palley takes us from concrete’s ear
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Hardcover, 232 pages
Published October 4th 2010 by Quantuck Lane Press (first published May 18th 2010)
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Charmingly cantankerous, informal, and incoherent survey by a man who seems to be one of the great dilettantes of our time. This book is fantastic for kids I think.
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