Vince Beiser | Sand - The Most Important Natural Resource In The World ⏳


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Vince Beiser joined me on the podcast recently. He is the author of The World In A Grain: The Story Of Sand.
Sand is the most important solid substance on Earth. It is not an exaggeration to assert that without it we don't have our modern civilisation.
Sand is the building block of modernity. It is the foundational input for cement, glass and even silicon, the stuff that builds our computer chips. Without sand, we cannot construct the awesome buildings that we do. We would not have the wonderful aesthetics and functionality of glass that we have. And we would, one could argue most importantly, not even be able to produce the semi-conductors which are so integral to our computers and therefore modern civilisation.
"Sand is to cities, what flour is to bread" Vince Beiser, author of the book - The World In A Grain: The Story Of Sand.
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