This special American Ceramics Society Centennial Symposium discusses changes affecting the ceramics industry, management, and ceramic science and technology as a result of the changed nature of international globalization.
The proceedings of a May 1998 symposium in Cincinnati, Ohio, which focused on the global trafficking of ceramic goods and material as a socio-technological activity. The 21 papers cover education, research, and development; management, production, and trade; transatlantic interactions; the Pacific connection; and a view of the future. Celebrating the centenary of the Society, many of them examine historical events or conditions, when ceramics meant pots, tiles, and the like rather than semiconductors. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)