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The Munition Workers' Handbook

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    THIS little book opens with a brief treatment of workshop arithmetic, mensuration, and geometry, presented in a simple manner suitable for those who have taken up munition work temporarily, and probably forgotten, through disuse, most of the mathematics acquired at school. The composi tion, mode of manufacture, and strength of iron, steel, and other common materials are then ex plained. This section of the book should certainly encourage the worker to take a more intelligent interest in workshop processes. Illustrated descriptions of workshop tools are then given, including a good account of the use of micro meters. This section of the book should prove very useful. The following chapters are devoted to workshop operations, such as lathe work, drill ing, tapping, screwing, bench work, planing, shaping, milling, and gear-cutting. The author clearly has intimate knowledge both of the subjects dealt with and of the requirements and limitations of the class of worker addressed, and has been successful in producing a book well adapted for the purpose in view. Its merits are such as to lead us to believe that the book will outlast the special conditions created by the war.

    The Munition Workers' Handbook.

    By Ernest Pull. Second edition. Pp. 158. (London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, 1917.) Price 2s. 6d. net.

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