Now Reading: The Fabric of Civilization
Now Reading: The Fabric of Civilization by Virgina Postrel
From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, this book covers a global history of textiles and the world they made driving technology, business, politics, and culture. The cloth business spread the alphabet and arithmetic, propelled chemical research, and taught people to think in binary code. Hurrah for textiles, fabrics and threads!