A Hundred, Years of Portland Cement, 1824–1924


SOME books are of transient value and others increase in value as time progresses. This work undoubtedly belongs to the latter class. The author's intimate knowledge of the cement industry, its complex business ramifications, and changing methods of manufacture, has enabled him to produce a book which must be regarded as authoritative over the period of which it treats, so far as the British industry is concerned. No attempt is made to follow the development of the industry in other lands, beyond what is essential for understanding it in our own.

A Hundred, Years of Portland Cement, 1824–1924.

By A. C. Davis. Pp. xxii + 282. (London: Concrete Publications, Ltd., 1924.) Cloth, 21s.; leather, 25s.

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MARTIN, G. A Hundred, Years of Portland Cement, 1824–1924. Nature 115, 150–151 (1925) doi:10.1038/115150a0

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