The Petroleum Industry: A Brief Survey of the Technology of Petroleum based upon a Course of Lectures given by Members of the Institution of Petroleum Technologists on the occasion of the Petroleum Exhibition, Crystal Palace, 1920

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    THE petroleum industry is of peculiar interest and importance to the British Empire, and all readers of NATURE will welcome the appearance of the present volume. The series of lectures by experts have been carefully co-ordinated, and the result is very readable. All phases of the industry, from the prospecting for oil to the various uses of the finished products, are treated in a way which is a model of lucidity combined with accuracy of detail, and the book cannot fail to be of interest both to the specialist and to the general reader. The illustrations are particularly good. In the opinion of Sir Frederick Black “oil is not likely to supplant coal, but should supplement it”-a wise counsel.

    The Petroleum Industry: A Brief Survey of the Technology of Petroleum based upon a Course of Lectures given by Members of the Institution of Petroleum Technologists on the occasion of the Petroleum Exhibition, Crystal Palace, 1920.

    A. E.

    Dunstan

    Edited by. Pp. vi + 346. (London: The Institution of Petroleum Technologists, 5 John Street, Adelphi, n.d.) 14s. 6d.

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    The Petroleum Industry: A Brief Survey of the Technology of Petroleum based upon a Course of Lectures given by Members of the Institution of Petroleum Technologists on the occasion of the Petroleum Exhibition, Crystal Palace, 1920. Nature 109, 774 (1922). https://doi.org/10.1038/109774b0

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