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Rust
Author: Jonathan Waldman

ISBN: 9781451691603
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 22 March 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8 x 2.1
Description:
Rust has been called "the great destroyer," the "pervasive menace," and "the evil." "This look at corrosion-its causes, its consequences, and especially the people devoted to combating it-is wide-ranging and consistently engrossing" (The New York Times).

It is the hidden enemy, the one that challenges the very basis of civilization. This entropic menace destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty's torch. It is rust-and this book, full of wit and insight, disasters and triumphs-is its story.

"Jonathan Waldman's first book is as obsessive as it is informative he takes us deep into places and situations that are too often ignored or unknown" (The Washington Post). In Rust, Waldman travels from Key West to Prudhoe Bay, meeting people concerned with corrosion. He sneaks into an abandoned steelworks and nearly gets kicked out of Can School. He follows a high-tech robot through an arctic winter, hunting for rust in the Alaska pipeline. In Texas, he finds a corrosion engineer named Rusty, and in Colorado, he learns o...

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