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A Theoretical and Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Sulphuric Acid and Alkali, with the Collateral Branches

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TO criticise, in the ordinary sense of the term, such a book as this, demands an experience as wide as that of the author—not only in the laboratory investigation and the exposition of the problems of chemical technology, but in the exigencies of daily life in a chemical works. This dual experience is possessed by few, and the present writer can lay no claim to it. But the wide acceptance of the first edition of Dr. Lunge's book as the work of reference on alkali manufacture, makes the expression of a judgment on its value superfluous, and the reviewer need do little more than make a general comparison between the present volume and its predecessor of fifteen years ago.

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