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Pioneer Plastic: The Making & Selling of Celluloid
Robert Friedel. In 1869, an Albany printer discovered how to mix nitrocellulose with camphor under high pressure to yield a hard, shiny, moldable substance which he & his brother called celluloid. This discovery was the dawn of the Plastics Age, but it represented only the first step in establishing a new technology. Examines the 20 years of laboratory trial & error that produced the first artificial plastic, as well as the equally difficult challenge of selling the product to a public that wasnít sure what to use it for. He shows how the struggle to find uses for the new material & to create markets for it was as significant as solving the problems of making it. Illustrated.
Around the American Table: Treasured Recipes & Food Traditions from the American Cookery Collections of the New York Public Library
Secret World of the Spy: Stories of Espionage, Deception & Discovery
Paperie: The Art of Writing & Wrapping with Paper
Itís Never Too Late to Get Rich: Secrets of Building a Nest Egg at Any Age
Asia Rising: Why America Will Prosper as Asiaís Economies Boom
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