The Biography of Rubber (How Did That Get Here?) (Paperback)

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The Biography of Rubber (How Did That Get Here?) (Paperback)

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This fascinating new book explores how one of the world's most important products starts out as sap from a tropical tree and ends up as tires on your family car. Find out how this sap was used in ancient times, how early rubber barons prospered in South America, how they treated their laborers, and the environmental dangers of producing both natural and synthetic rubber. Other topics include - What is a commodity? - the differences between synthetic and natural rubber - how latex is harvested and rubber is made - the "exploding" seeds of the rubber tree - uses of rubber, including tires, erasers, elastics, bouncy balls, and silly putty - stories of different inventors such as John Priestly, Charles Goodyear, Robert Thomson, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and more Teacher's guide available.
Product Details ISBN: 9780778725220
ISBN-10: 0778725227
Publisher: Crabtree Classics
Publication Date: October 31st, 2005
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: How Did That Get Here?