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Rust : the longest war /

by Waldman, Jonathan.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.Description: xii, 288 p., [8] pages of plates : ill. (some color) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781451691597 (hardcover).Subject(s): Corrosion and anti-corrosives -- History | Corrosion and anti-corrosives -- Anecdotes
Contents:
Introduction : the pervasive menace -- A high-maintenance lady -- Spoiled iron -- Knives that won't cut -- Coating the can -- Indiana Jane -- The ambassador -- Where the streets are paved with zinc -- Ten thousand mustachioed men -- Pigging the pipe -- Between snake oil and Rolexes -- The future -- Epilogue
Summary: An environmental journalist traces the historical war against rust, revealing how rust-related damage costs more than all other natural disasters combined and how it is combated by industrial workers, the government, universities, and everyday people
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Introduction : the pervasive menace -- A high-maintenance lady -- Spoiled iron -- Knives that won't cut -- Coating the can -- Indiana Jane -- The ambassador -- Where the streets are paved with zinc -- Ten thousand mustachioed men -- Pigging the pipe -- Between snake oil and Rolexes -- The future -- Epilogue

An environmental journalist traces the historical war against rust, revealing how rust-related damage costs more than all other natural disasters combined and how it is combated by industrial workers, the government, universities, and everyday people

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