Seven Elements That Have Changed The World

Seven Elements That Have Changed The World

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Uranium, carbon, iron, titanium, gold, silver and silicon - former BP CEO John Browne explains how seven elements are shaping the 21st century, for good and for bad. Humans have put the Earth's resources to extraordinary use, but not always for the benefit of humankind. SEVEN ELEMENTS vividly describes how iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium and silicon have shaped the world around us - for good and for bad. This book takes you on an adventure of human passion, ingenuity and discovery, but it is a journey that is far from over: we continue to find surprising new uses for each of these seven key elements. Discover how titanium pervades modern consumer society, how natural gas is transforming the global energy sector and how an innovative new form of carbon could be starting a technological revolution. SEVEN ELEMENTS is a unique mix of science, history and politics, interwoven with the author's extensive personal and professional experience.The Crystal Palace Thirty thousand eagerspectators stood below the glassroofofthe Crystal Palace in Hyde Park, London. ... 27 Thecrowds were awaiting the arrival of Queen Victoria to open the 1851 Great Exhibition oftheWorks of Industry of All ... Travel was stilla luxury and photography still initsinfancy, but everyone could experience firsthand the wonders of the ... Itwasa trade show and marketing venueforinventions of the IndustrialRevolution with the transparent Crystal Palaceanbsp;...

Title:Seven Elements That Have Changed The World
Author:John Browne
Publisher:Hachette UK - 2013-04-25


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