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Hevea brasiliensis, or Para Rubber. Its Botany, Cultivation, Chemistry, and Diseases

Nature volume 81, page 3 (01 July 1909) | Download Citation



A REVIEW of Mr. Herbert Wright's valuable work on Para rubber appeared, in NATURE about two years ago. The present edition (third) has bsen considerably enlarged, and in Mr. Wright's words “has been compiled in consequence of the many advances which have been recently made in methods of cultivation and tapping, coagulating and curing.” The text has been increased from 177 pages to 304 pages, and the really well reproduced and instructive illustrations from 86 to 272. Many of the chapters have been re-written and expanded, especially the one on uses of rubber. There is now a separate chapter on the botany of the Para tree, Hevea brasiliensis, and one on the effect of tapping on the trees.

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