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From spoons to bullets to sterling coins, silver permeates our everyday culture and language For millennia weve used it to buy what we need, adorn our bodies, or trumpet our social status, and likewise its been useful to vanquish werewolves, vampires, and even our own smelly socks This book captures all of these facets of silver and , telling the fascinating story of one of our most hardworking precious metals As Lindsay Shen shows, while always valued for its beauty and rarityused to bolster dowries and pay armies alikesilver today is also exploited for its chemistry and can be found in everything from the clothes we wear to the electronics we use to the medical devices that save our lives Born in the supernovae of stars and buried deep in the earth, it has been mined by many different societies, traded throughout the world, and been the source of wars and the downfall of empires It is also a metal of pure reflection, a shining symbol of purity Featuring many glistening illustrations of silver in nature, art, jewelry, film, advertising, and popular culture, this is a superb overview of a metal both precious and useful, one with a rich and eventful history....

Title : Silver: Nature and Culture (Earth)
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ISBN : 1780237561
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Reaktion Books June 15, 2017
Number of Pages : 240 pages
File Size : 871 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Silver: Nature and Culture (Earth) Reviews

  • Byron Shen
    2019-01-26 16:56

    “Silver is a siren. It is the earth’s most shiny, reflective metal, spinning light into our eyes like a flipped silver dollar, or drachma, or peso, blinding us to its corruptive potential and hurling men and empires (and vampires) to ruin.” – the opening sentence in the book’s first chapter “Nature of Silver”