Ed Conway


Fri 2nd 10:45 - 11:30

The Books Tent

Material World: A Substantial History of Our World Past and Future

Sand, salt, iron, copper, oil and lithium.

Ed Conway, author of this award winning book, takes us on a journey to discover how these six substances become the foundation of humankind’s development from the Dark Ages to the present day.

As we wrestle with climate change, energy crises and the threat of new global conflict, Conway travels the globe from mines to laboratories to understand our past and the critical impact these six substances will have on our future.

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