THE WONDERS OF ALGAE by Lucy Kavaler

THE WONDERS OF ALGAE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How extraordinary to imagine that the green slimy substance so prevalent in ponds and fish tanks may one day penetrate our food, fuel and medicine -- and influence the success of missions into outer space. A discussion of the common uses of algae down through the ages takes us to the present revelation that this tiny substance may be the answer to the food and oxygen problems of men in spaceships and aboard nuclear submarines. Here on earth, the Japanese have been successful in applying its nutritive benefits to many delectable foods- soups, noodles, tea, even cookies. Medical science is hot on the trail of the curative effects of algae and other sciences are uncovering more general terms; thus anyone interested in new and unusual developments of the scientific use of common plants, will find this intriguing.

Pub Date: July 24th, 1961
Publisher: John Day