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Du pétrole

Nature volume 143, page 662 (22 April 1939) | Download Citation



THERE is no doubt that M. Victor Forbin in A his book “Ce qu'il faut connaître du petrole” has satisfied a long-felt desire of the ‘French layman’. Every intelligent person at some time or other is driven by an urge to find out more about petroleum, that commodity which in an unbelievably short tune revolutionized modern standards of living and which is used in some form or other every day by the poorest and richest alike. The development of the petroleum industry has been, and still is, romantic, and there is no reason why its romance should be buried and lost amid chemical formulas and statistics of text-books comprehensible only to technologists and others directly concerned with the industry.

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