How Glass Changed the World: The History and Chemistry of Glass from Antiquity to the 13th Century (SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science / SpringerBriefs in History of Chemistry) by Seth C. Rasmussen
English | Feb 24, 2012 | ISBN: 3642281826 | 85 Pages | PDF | 3 MB
Glass production is thought to date to ~2500 BC and had found numerous uses by the height of the Roman Empire. Yet the modern view of glass-based chemical apparatus (beakers, flasks, stills, etc.) was quite limited due to a lack of glass durability under rapid temperature changes and chemical attack.