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WAX IN OUR WORLD BOOK
SOLVEIG PAULSON RUSSELL YEAR:1966
Wax plays a much more important part in our lives than most of us realize. Even this book was produced with the help of wax, since it was wax that 'ed to the discovery of lithography, the process by which this book was printed. Mrs. Russell begins the story of wax with a description of wax museums. In these museums, famous historical figures can be seen as life-like wax statues. She then tells about the uses of wax in ancient Egypt, Babylonia, India and other coun- tries, and brings the story up to the present by explaining how wax has been used in art, in printing, and in writing. Today we still use wax in dozens of ways. Your birthday candles, your phono- graph records, your chewing gum-even some medicines and foods are made with the help of wax. The final section of Wax in Our World is about different kinds of wax and where they come from. You probably know about wax from bees, but did you know about waxes that come from the earth, or from animals, or about the new synthetic waxes made by chemists? You will, and lots more, too, when you've finished read- ing Wax in Our World.
CONDITION: EX LIBRARY WITH EXPECTED MARKINGS AND ATTACHMENTS, MYLAR COVER OVER THE DUSTJACKET, BINDING INTACT, NO RIPS, NO TEARS,