238 pages, 12 b/w photos, 22 figs, tabs
Concise introduction to the use of biodegradable plastics in an age when fossil fuels are becoming depleted. Also explores the benefits of using `green plastics' with relation to the environment and to rural areas that could supply the raw materials.
As its subtitle promises, [this book] does offer an introduction to the subject, along with a brief overview of the chemistry of plastics. Rounding out the book are a helpful glossary, a reading list for those interested in exploring the topic in greater depth and an appendix of recipes for making your own bioplastics from common ingredients. American Scientist A very nice introduction to the field of biodegradable polymers. Choice The flow of topics is natural and intuitive. Definitions and diagrams are generally plain, precise, and easy to understand... This book is recommended for college-level students as well as for the general reader with little formal background in chemistry who desires an up-to-date presentation on current and future trends in plastics. -- Armen S. Casparian Science Books & Film
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