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Silk: A World History by Aarathi Prasad
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Silk: A World History (edition 2024)

by Aarathi Prasad (Author)

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"In a gorgeous history that spans continents and millennia, Aarathi Prasad weaves together the complex story of the queen of fabrics. Through the scientists who have studied silk, and the biology of the animals from which it has been drawn, Prasad explores the global, natural, and cultural history (and future) of a unique material that has fascinated the world for thousands of years"--… (more)
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Title:Silk: A World History
Authors:Aarathi Prasad (Author)
Info:William Morrow (2024), 304 pages
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nonfiction, historical-figures, historical-places-events, historical-research, history-and-culture, history-trivia, lepidoptery, cloth-and-clothing, fashion, science-nerd, scientist, scientific-method, research-and-development*****

A historical/scientific perspective on the natural production and a global perspective of silk throughout many civilizations over the course of time. It is a fantastic textbook filled with related facts (think Chinese Dynasties to parachute silk) interspersed with fun tidbits to keep the student on track. Think history meets science meets lepidoptery meets fashion. It is very detailed and hardly the sort of thing to read in one sitting. This book packs an amazing amount of material between its covers and should be reread at measurable intervals. There are reproductions of historical lithographs.
I requested and received a temporary EARC from William Morrow via NetGalley. Thank you!
Think about getting a copy for your local public library, too! ( )
  jetangen4571 | Mar 17, 2024 |
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"In a gorgeous history that spans continents and millennia, Aarathi Prasad weaves together the complex story of the queen of fabrics. Through the scientists who have studied silk, and the biology of the animals from which it has been drawn, Prasad explores the global, natural, and cultural history (and future) of a unique material that has fascinated the world for thousands of years"--

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