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By John Loadman

Think a global with no rubber - neither tyres for motoring or flying, nor bouncing balls for activities, neither seals for laundry machines and dishwashers, nor scientific gloves, no elastic!

This distinct e-book tells the attention-grabbing tale of 4 thousand years of rubber - from its value in Mayan non secular rituals and tradition to its pivotal position in present day international. it truly is obvious in the course of the lives of the adventurers and scientists who promoted it, lusted after it, and at last tamed it into the ever present and the most important fabric of our lives this present day. even as, it contains the lives of these who triggered the deaths of hundreds of thousands of natives in Africa and South the United States while trying to fulfill the constructing world's lust for this excellent new fabric in addition to their nemeses.

As with any biography, this publication considers previous age, why rubber deteriorates and the way the ravages of time can be ameliorated. In demise, it offers with our present crisis for the surroundings and diverse recommendations for 'waste disposal'. for almost all of individuals, rubber is usually an unknown historical past or even in case you imagine they comprehend 'the fact' approximately rubber, this e-book may well provide many surprises.

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