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Polymers: The Origins and Growth of a Science Paperback – October 1, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 306 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (October 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486687325
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486687322
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,364,590 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Larry Sue (larry@choraegus.com) on July 23, 1999
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This book recounts the history of polymer science fairly concisely. As history books are wont to do, it includes quite a bit of discussion of the trial-and-error involved in progressing from incorrect conceptions to correct ones. In spite of the fact that the first two-thirds of the book moves a bit slowly, it still provides a good look at how scientists thought of polymerization during the last 150 years.
My main regret is that the book doesn't include all that much about the current state of polymer chemistry - but you and I can buy other books for that information. This book probably is unique in its treatment of chemical history, and so provides a valuable viewpoint of the foundations of modern-day science.
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