xiii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780813544830 hardcover alkaline paper 0813544831 hardcover alkaline paper
Studies in modern science, technology, and the environment.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-306) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
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.