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Chapters on Papermaking

Nature volume 70, page 293 (28 July 1904) | Download Citation



THERE is a “mission”for science in relation to industry which is to re-infuse into its reiterated routine operations that measure or kind of interest which we know as “Intelligent.” Our factory workers are not the craftsmen of the past centuries; division of labour makes this difficult, and in many cases impossible. But though shut out from the “Joy”Of the craftsman, and far removed from that higher order of appreciation which makes the craft of the Oriental a part of his religion, our workers can cultivate an intelligent interest in their work. The book before us is directed to this particular aim, and is especially justified in regard to the art of papermaking, not only because modern papermaking is in all essential respects based on the ancient craft, but the various operations are interdependent on such obvious lines that whatever particular section of the work a man may be engaged in, he can easily acquire and keep an intelligent grasp of the whole.

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