Tears of the Tree
The Story of Rubber-a Modern MarvelUnknown - 2005
This unique book tells the fascinating story of four thousand years of rubber as seen through the lives of the adventurers and scientists who promoted it, lusted after it and eventually tamed it into the ubiquitous, yet crucial material of our lives today. - ; Imagine a world without rubber - neither tyres for motoring or flying, nor bouncing balls for sports, neither seals for washing machines and dishwashers, nor medical gloves - no elastics. This unique book tells the fascinating story of four thousand years of rubber - from its significance in Mayan religious rituals and culture to its pivo.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxx, 336 pages) : illustrations