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Growing American rubber [electronic resource] : strategic plants and the politics of national security / Mark R. Finlay.

By: Finlay, Mark R.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment: Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 317 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813548708 (electronic bk.); 0813548705 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Rubber industry and trade -- United States -- History | Rubber plants -- Research -- United States | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- Agronomy -- Crop Science | Gummiindustrie | Gummimarkt | Gummiherstellung | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Growing American rubber.DDC classification: 633.8/95 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
The American dependence on imported rubber : the lessons of revolution and war, 1911-1922 -- Domestic rubber crops in an era of nationalism and internationalism -- Thomas Edison and the challenges of the new rubber crops -- The nadir of rubber crop research, 1928-1941 -- Crops in war : rubber plant research on the grand scale -- Sustainable rubber from grain : the Gillette Committee and the battles over synthetic rubber -- Resistance to domestic rubber crops and the decline of the Emergency Rubber Project -- From domestic rubber crops to biotechnology.
Summary: 'Growing American Rubber' explores America's quest during tense decades of the 20th century to identify a viable source of domestic rubber. Straddling international revolutions and world wars, this history chronicles efforts of leaders in business, science, and government to sever American dependence on foreign suppliers.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-306) and index.

The American dependence on imported rubber : the lessons of revolution and war, 1911-1922 -- Domestic rubber crops in an era of nationalism and internationalism -- Thomas Edison and the challenges of the new rubber crops -- The nadir of rubber crop research, 1928-1941 -- Crops in war : rubber plant research on the grand scale -- Sustainable rubber from grain : the Gillette Committee and the battles over synthetic rubber -- Resistance to domestic rubber crops and the decline of the Emergency Rubber Project -- From domestic rubber crops to biotechnology.

'Growing American Rubber' explores America's quest during tense decades of the 20th century to identify a viable source of domestic rubber. Straddling international revolutions and world wars, this history chronicles efforts of leaders in business, science, and government to sever American dependence on foreign suppliers.

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