MAGNESIUM by Lilian Holmes Strack


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This series of books on American minerals is extremely well done, and the excellent photographic illustrations are an important asset, but their value -- I should think -- would be rather specialized, -- High School libraries particularly, and reference shelves of Public Libraries. Magnesium, present in all parts of the world and in many substances, has become a critical material of war, for its properties and its varied uses, from medicine, to incendiary bombs, photography, construction of planes, make it essential on all fronts. Its gradual development, how it is obtained, how extracted, and the different phases of fabrication are all presented in interesting fashion.

Publisher: Harper