WEFOUNDRubber - A Story of Glory and Greed (Classic Rapra Reprints)


The book is targeted at the general reader, it's both informative and entertaining. It will also be interesting to students of the history of science, as well as to those who work with rubber on a day-to-day basis and those who would like to know more about the background of the rubber that they are working with.

Rubber - A Story of Glory and Greed was the first attempt at a comprehensive history of rubber, when it was first published in 1936.  This impressive book is a popular account of rubber and covers its history, background, how it was discovered and how it grows, the scandal of its exploitation, the big business of rubber, foreign and domestic, the first attempts to make synthetic rubber, rubber invention and research, and manufacturing of products using rubber.

When this book was first written it was felt that there was a need for a general history of rubber as the modern world was so dependent upon rubber for transportation, communications and electric power. We are still dependent on rubber in today's world and so this book is still of great value to all involved in the industry.

The book is targeted at the general reader, it's both informative and entertaining. It will also be interesting to students of the history of science, as well as to those who work with rubber on a day-to-day basis and those who would like to know more about the background of the rubber that they are working with.

Rubber - A Story of Glory and Greed was the first attempt at a comprehensive history of rubber, when it was first published in 1936.  This impressive book is a popular account of rubber and covers its history, background, how it was discovered and how it grows, the scandal of its exploitation, the big business of rubber, foreign and domestic, the first attempts to make synthetic rubber, rubber invention and research, and manufacturing of products using rubber.

When this book was first written it was felt that there was a need for a general history of rubber as the modern world was so dependent upon rubber for transportation, communications and electric power. We are still dependent on rubber in today's world and so this book is still of great value to all involved in the industry.

Now that we’ve got all that terribly un-fun prep work out of the way, we can finally talk about the new bathroom floor. And I’m sure many of you probably have questions. Rubber? Really? YES and YES.

My primary consideration when selecting the flooring was, quite honestly, cost. We’re already spending far more than we’d originally anticipated when this project began as just a modest little spruce up, and now quite a lot of money is going towards tiling three of the bathroom walls. So while I would have loved to put down black penny-round tile on the floor, it just wasn’t in the budget.

Instead, I made up my mind to find a more creative flooring solution–something other than porcelain tile. I thought about cork flooring. I looked into VCT tile. I even pondered whether we could get away with just sealing the existing concrete slab (answer: not likely). But then I somehow stumbled upon rubber flooring and I knew right away that that was the solution. Unique. Modern. Durable. (Relatively) inexpensive. The raised-dot rubber is even reminiscent of penny rounds. And I think it looks great. I mean, take a look at these rooms:


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