Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World’s Most Common Man-Made Material

Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-Made MaterialConcrete: We use it for our buildings, bridges, dams, and roads. We walk on it, drive on it, and many of us live and work within its walls. But very few of us know what it is. We take for granted this ubiquitous substance, which both literally and figuratively comprises much of modern civilization’s constructed environment; yet the story of its creation and development features a cast of fascinating characters and remarkable historical episodes…

Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World’s Most Common Man-Made Material by Robert Courland (2011-11-22)

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Concrete Planet: The Strange and Fascinating Story of the World's Most Common Man-Made Material by Robert Courland (2011-11-22)Concrete: We use it for our buildings, bridges, dams, and roads. We walk on it, drive on it, and many of us live and work within its walls. But very few of us know what it is. We take for granted this ubiquitous substance, which both literally and figuratively comprises much of modern civilization’s constructed environment; yet the story of its creation and development features a cast of fascinating characters and remarkable historical episodes…