Hitting the Books: Without glass, we’d have never discovered the electron

Hitting the Books: Without glass, we’d have never discovered the electron
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Excerpted from The Alchemy of Us – How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another by Ainissa Ramirez. Reprinted with permission from The MIT PRESS. Copyright 2020.
Long before the Great War, in 1895, science and magic were hard to separate. That year, Wilhelm…
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