Plastic: The Making of a Synthetic Century
In Plastic: The Making of a Synthetic Century, Stephen Fenichell takes a fresh, irreverent look at the substance we all love to hate. The book moves from the early astonishment at such inventions as celluloid film and waterproof clothing; to the nylon-stocking riots after World War II; to the revolutionary, yet practical, proliferation of Tupperware in the '50s. Fenichell's sweeping assessment of the social and economic revolutions brought on by plastic extends from the sublime to the absurd, the beautiful to the mundane, demonstrating how scientists, artists, politicians, and the buying public have all molded, and also been molded by, plastic.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This book describes the many different ways plastic can be used. This book has good pictures of different plastics. This book is a true informational book. This book is very bland and boring. I became unengaged by the fourth page. This book could be used if you were teaching younger students about plastic. You could take the students to a place where they use plastic to make something or make plastic.
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The history of plastic parallels the cultural history of America through the Industrial Revolution leading up through Vietnam. The politics involved and the unique plastics fanatics that saw the ...