"Brilliant" Material World by Ed Conway selected in the FT's 'Best Summer Books'
Congratulations to Ed Conway, whose book Material World: A Substantial Story of Our Past and Future, has been selected by Martin Wolf for the Financial Times' 'Best Summer Books'. Making his selection, Wolf wrote:
"We are material girls and boys. Not only are we made of stuff, we are entirely dependent on stuff. In this brilliant book, the journalist Conway explains what this has meant and continues to mean by looking at six vital materials: sand, salt, iron, copper, oil and, more recently, lithium. To extract and use these essential materials we also need energy, lots of it. Now we wish to replace the fossil fuels we rely upon with carbon-free alternatives. Conway explains the enormity of the revolution this will require."