• The Golden Thread

  • How Fabric Changed History
  • By: Kassia St Clair
  • Narrated by: Helen Johns
  • Length: 11 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (59 ratings)

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The Golden Thread

By: Kassia St Clair
Narrated by: Helen Johns
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Publisher's summary

From the mummies of Ancient Egypt, via the silken dragon robes of Imperial China and the woollen sails of Viking longboats to the Indian calicoes and chintzes that powered the Industrial Revolution (and sparked more than one war), arriving finally at the lab-blended fibres that have allowed astronauts to moonwalk - fabrics, man-made and natural, have changed and shaped the world we live in.

In 12 fascinating chapters, Kassia St Clair lays out an alternative history of civilisation and human creativity. Wittily written and compellingly argued, this book will change the way you see the world.

©2018 Kassia St Clair (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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