Reviews the mineral and material industries of the United States and foreign countries. Contains statistical data on materials and minerals and includes information on economic and technical trends and development. Includes chapters on approximately 90 commodities and over 175 countries.
Author: J. O’M. Bockris
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The fourth volume of Modern Aspects of Electrochemistry is being prepared at a time of great growth of interest in electro chemistry. The situation can be summarized by saying that the realization is spreading among scientists that electrochemistry represents a broad interdisciplinary field, which has applications to many areas in physics, chemistry, metallurgy, and biology. Among the reasons for this awakening is the reorientation of what is understood under electrochemistry toward electrodics "the study of charged interfaces"-with the ionic-solution aspects of electrochemistry being regarded increasingly as aspects of physical chemistry which are helpful auxiliaries to the broad subject of charged interfaces. The pervasiveness of electrochemistry be comes clearer when one recalls that most interfaces carry a charge, or undergo local charge transfers, even though they are not con nected with a source of power. A further reason for the rapid increase in electrochemical studies arises from the technological aspects, in particular in energy conversion and storage, syntheses, extractions, devices, the stability and finishing of surfaces, the treatment of water, etc. The fact that electrodics allows the conversion of chemical to electric energy and the storage of the latter, at the same time producing fresh water as a by-product, presents an aspect of the subject which appears to have far-reaching significance.
Author: Katharine Snodgrass
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Place of coconut oil among the fats, coconut cultivation and the preparation of coconut products, world production of copra and coconut oil, Ceylon, India and the Malay States, Dutch East Indies and Oceania, the Philippine Islands, outlook for expansion with special reference to the Philippine Islands, international trade: shipping and tarif conditions, international trade: its volume and course, utilization of coconut oil in margarin and soap industries, market position and oulook.
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
The child of an alcoholic father and an eccentric artist mother discusses her family's nomadic upbringing, during which she and her siblings fended for themselves while their parents outmaneuvered bill collectors and the authorities.