THIS is a handy little book for a student of oil chemistry to commence his technical practice with. It is intended as an introduction to larger works such as that of Lewkowitsch, and deals with the chief animal and vegetable oils, petroleum products, and the various greases used as lubricants. It gives the essential information briefly but clearly, and includes a good number of references to original sources of information. The volume is written from the American point of view, and some of the apparatus mentioned is more familiar in American laboratories than in this country. Some of the books quoted, also, are not readily accessible here. The British reader, however, will have no difficulty with the greater part of the work, and he will find it a very useful guide. The first paragraph on p. 175 wants revision: it appears to have suffered in the press.
A Short Hand-book of Oil Analysis.
By. Revised eighth edition. Pp. 209. (Philadelphia and London: J. B. Lippincott Co., 1918.) Price 10s. 6d. net.
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A Short Hand-book of Oil Analysis . Nature 102, 124 (1918). https://doi.org/10.1038/102124a0