Rubber - A Story of Glory and Greed

iSmithers Rapra Publishing has announced the release of Rubber - A Story of Glory and Greed, the second book in a brand new series of 'Classic Rapra Reprints'.

First published in 1936, this complete history of the early years of the rubber industry makes a highly informative and very entertaining read.

History, war, bloodshed and even romance ... it's all contained in this Classic Rapra Reprint! It is targeted at the general reader and will also be interesting to students of the history of science, as well as to those who work with rubber on a day-to-day basis and those who would like to know more about the background of the rubber that they are working with.

Rubber - A Story of Glory and Greed was the first attempt at a comprehensive history of rubber. This impressive book is a popular account of rubber and covers:

  • its history and background,
  • how it was discovered and how it grows,
  • the scandal of its exploitation,
  • the big business of rubber, foreign and domestic,
  • the first attempts to make synthetic rubber,
  • rubber invention and research, and
  • manufacturing of products using rubber.

When this book was first written it was felt that there was a need for a general history of rubber as the modern world was so dependent upon rubber for transportation, communications and electric power. We are still dependent on rubber in today's world and so this book is still of great value to all involved in the industry.


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