Describes the making of glass and the problems caused by glass waste. Also gives suggestion for crafts projects using discarded glass.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index.
|Statement||Joanna Randolph Rott and Seli Groves ; illustrations by Art Seiden.|
|Contributions||Groves, Seli., Seiden, Art, ill.|
|LC Classifications||TP859.7 .R68 1992|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||64 p. :|
|Number of Pages||64|
|LC Control Number||91024241|
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