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in Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

Second edition

Published by Berkshire Publishing Group

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9781933782652
Published online August 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780190622718

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Although metallurgy as a science is relatively recent, the knowledge of metals, their uses and properties, and the methods for obtaining and working with them date back to the origins of civilization. In the twenty-first century the complexity and speed of technological change, and the most recent progress in science and engineering, fosters the constant development of new materials and processes.

Reference Entry.  3924 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History

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