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Rustless Coatings: Corrosion and Electrolysis of Iron and Steel



    MR. M. P. WOOD may be a good “practical” man, but he has neither literary ability nor a knowledge of science sufficient to enable him to do justice to a subject which demands much more than rule-of-thumb practice to deal with it adequately. His book is a strange medley of so-called scientific statements strung together without any real acquaintance with their meaning. Its appearance of scientific erudition may serve to deceive the unwary, and we quite agree with Mr. Wood that there is much in paint and in things connected with paint that is calculated to deceive the unwary. But then something depends upon the guide. Mr. Wood's book is very prettily got up, and some of the illustrations are in the highest style of process-art. But like much of the subject-matter, many of them are wholly irrelevant. Mr. Wood has evidently had the ambition to make a book on a subject with which as a practical man he has been more or less intimately connected, but in this matter his ambition lias overleaped itself.

    Rustless Coatings: Corrosion and Electrolysis of Iron and Steel.

    By M. P. Wood. Pp. x + 432. (New York: John Wiley and Sons; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1904.) Price 17s. net.

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