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Silk : a world history / Aarathi Prasad.

Prasad, Aarathi, (author.).

Summary:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063160255
  • ISBN: 0063160250
  • ISBN: 9780063381162
  • ISBN: 0063381168
  • Physical Description: viii, 293 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2024]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction -- Part one: Moths. The wondrous transformation -- Innder workings -- Bombyx -- The long road -- Saturniidae -- In Ambon -- Indus -- Antheraea -- Muga -- The works of industry of all nations -- Wardle -- Part two: Silken shells, golden orbs. Coquillages à soie -- A tangle of treads -- SLKY -- Italo -- Pinnidae -- Upon the usefulness of the silk of spiders -- Aranae -- The house of the spiders -- Nephila -- Part three: Reinvention. The Khan's underclothes -- Conscription -- Tombstone -- Mimic men -- The silks of nearly anything -- Smarter silk -- Acknowledgments -- List of illustrations -- Index.
Subject: Sericulture > History > Popular works.
Silkworms > History > Popular works.
Silk > History > Popular works.
Lepidopterology > History > Popular works.
Silkworms > Popular works.
Bombyx mori > Popular works.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Easton Area Public Library System.

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