Chains Of Opportunity

Chains Of OpportunityWhile Plastics Was A One Word Joke In The Movie The Graduate, Plastics And Other Polymers Have Never Been A Laughing Matter At The University Of Akron, With Its World Renowned College Of Polymer Science And Polymer Engineering Chains Of Opportunity The University Of Akron And The Emergence Of The Polymer Age, Tells The Story Of The University S Rise To Prominence In The Field, Beginning With The World S First Academic Course In Rubber Chemistry Almost A Century Ago Chains Of Opportunity Explores The University S Pioneering Contributions To Rubber Chemistry, Polymer Science, And Polymer Engineering It Traces The School S Interaction With Akron Rubber Giants Such As Goodyear And Firestone, Recounts Its Administration Of The Federal Government S Synthetic Rubber Program During World War II, And Describes Its Role In The Development And Professionalization Of The Academic Discipline In Polymers The University Of Akron Has Been An Essential Force In Establishing The Polymer Age That Has Become A Pervasive Part Of Our Material Lives, In Everything From Toys To Biotechnology I read this book for a story I was working on I had only a vague notion as to what polymers were which is sad, considering one of the largest institutes for polymer studies is practically in my back yard and I admit I didn t know a lot of the history of polymers nor of The University of Akron I braced myself for a dull, dry and technical read, but Bowles delivers a book that kept me interested from start to finish It was neat not only reading about what a polymer is basically anything that can be manipulated, such as natural rubber, plastics, even human skin and the history of polymers and polymer studies I enjoyed getting this glimpse of an important part of Akron s history.

[KINDLE] ❄ Chains Of Opportunity By Mark D. Bowles –
  • Hardcover
  • 357 pages
  • Chains Of Opportunity
  • Mark D. Bowles
  • English
  • 04 March 2019
  • 9781931968539

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