by Jeffrey L. Meikle
Paperback, 403 pages, Rutgers Univ Pr, List Price: $24 |
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July 13, 2007 One hundred years ago today, Belgian-American chemist Leo Baekeland applied for a U.S. patent on a substance he dubbed Bakelite, the first "true" synthetic plastic. Michele Norris talks with Dr. Jeffery Meikle, a historian of American plastic, about how Baekeland's invention affected the world's thinking.
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