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Ceramics : from magic pots to man-made bones

Author: Ruth Kassinger
Publisher: Brookfield, Conn. : Twenty-First Century Books, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : English
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Examines the discovery of pottery and ceramics and their uses throughout history, gives a scientific explanation of the properties of clay, and looks at how ceramics are used in modern technology. In Ceramics: From Magic Pots to Man-Made Bones, Kassinger covers the history of ceramics from the eleventh century B.C., when the first ceramic pots were made in Japan, to the present. She also relates some of the myths  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Kassinger
ISBN: 076132108X 9780761321088
OCLC Number: 50333750
Description: 80 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 27 cm.
Contents: Beginnings --
Myth, magic, and ceramics --
Science of ceramics --
Milestones in ceramic art --
Advance ceramic --
Map --
Timeline --
Glossary --
For further information --
Index.
Responsibility: Ruth G. Kassinger.

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Examines the discovery of pottery and ceramics and their uses throughout history, gives a scientific explanation of the properties of clay, and looks at how ceramics are used in modern technology. In Ceramics: From Magic Pots to Man-Made Bones, Kassinger covers the history of ceramics from the eleventh century B.C., when the first ceramic pots were made in Japan, to the present. She also relates some of the myths associated with these valuable crafts and explains the science behind their production.

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