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By John Farndon

ISBN-10: 0756629691

ISBN-13: 9780756629694

With greater than 20 million copies offered in forty-one languages and greater than 88 international locations world wide, DK Eyewitness has been the main relied on sequence in reference publishing for extra then 3 a long time. Visually attractive, informative, and energetic, the greater than a hundred titles within the Eyewitness sequence specialise in matters that supplement students' own pursuits and parts of research to make studying basic and fun.
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To produce this odorless wax, oil is filtered through clay and treated with sulfuric acid. Color can be added to make the candles more attractive. Paraffin wax is also used in polishes, crayons, and many other products. Paraffin-wax candle (c) 2011 Dorling Kindersley. All Rights Reserved. Plastics and polymers Plastics play an incredibly making polymers important part in the modern world. They find their way into our homes in many different ways and forms, from boxes used to keep food fresh to TV remote controls.

Plastics are essentially materials that can be heated and 18th-century molded into almost any shape. They tortoiseshell snuff box have this quality because they are made from incredibly long, chainlike molecules NATURAL POLYMERS called polymers. Some plastic polymers are In the past, people made buttons, handles, combs, entirely natural, such as horn and amber. But and boxes from natural polymers such as shellac nearly all the polymers we use today are (secretions of the lac insect) and tortoiseshell (mostly the artificially made, and the majority of them are shells of hawksbill turtles).

FUELs from PLANTS Biofuels made from plants are renewable fuels, because we can grow more plants to replace the ones we use. Biofuels can be made by converting the sugar and starch in crops such as corn and sugar cane into ethanol, or by converting soybean, rapeseed, flaxseed, and other plant oils into biodiesel. Methanol can be produced from wood and farm waste. However, we consume so much oil that for biofuel to make a real impact, vast swathes of extra land would have to be plowed up to grow biofuel crops.

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