Announcing: the ninth title in the outstanding series from Morrow written and illustrated by the well-known Mr. Buehr. Previous titles have included such subjects as Bread, Glass, Timber and Oil. As in the books that have come before, the author's background research is evident in the text and the stories of the industry are well-retold to hold reader attention. Of particular interest here is the story of the tragic rise and fall of the Brazilian rubber industry. The details of waste and mismanagement could apply to the mishandling of any nation's natural resources with the same disastrous result. In contrast to this is the information provided on the East Indian rubber plantations and the course of scientific management followed there. That portion of the book devoted to the development of synthetic rubber is clearly explained in terms of its history, its chemical nature, its manufacture and its applications. Diagrams.