Circa: 1963 Condition: used Type: hardcover Country of Origin: United States Publisher: The John Day Company Author: Lucy Kavaler, Gloria McKeown Pages: 125
The Artificial World Around Us
drawings by Gloria McKeown
Have you ever gone to a supermarket and been lured straight to the shelves of packaged cake by the artificial smell of freshly baked cinnamon buns? Have you ever been to a used car dealer and been surprised that the second-hand cars smell new? Do you know that hardware, automotive parts and machinery can be made out of plastic instead of metal? Do you know that diamonds, rubies and emeralds need not come from a mine? Do you know that America's favorite ice cream is flavored with wood pulp and many soft drinks owe their sweetness to coal? Do you know that you can satisfy your hunger without food? The Artificial World Around Us introduces the fascinating world born in a test tube. Some of the discoveries made in the laboratory provide only pleasure or comfort. But most of them serve a real purpose in these times of rapidly expanding population and rapidly diminishing natural resources.
Published by The John Day Company, 1963. Hard cover, no dust jacket. 125 pages.
Stamped inside front cover, library pocket inside back cover, a bit of wear to corners. A little discoloration at bottom of spine. But very clean and neat for an ex-library book.