By John Mills, Raymond White

'The natural Chemistry of Museum gadgets' makes on hand in one quantity, a survey of the chemical composition, homes and research of the full diversity of natural fabrics integrated into gadgets and works of art present in museum collections.

The authors disguise the elemental chemistry of the majority fabrics resembling wooden, paper, ordinary fibres and epidermis items, in addition to that of the fairly minor elements included as paint, media, varnishes, adhesives and dyes. This extended moment version, now in paperback, follows the constitution of the 1st, notwithstanding it's been greatly up-to-date. as well as chapters on uncomplicated natural chemistry, analytical tools, analytical findings and primary features of decay, the subject material is grouped so far as attainable by way of extensive chemical type - oils and fat, waxes, bitumens, carbohydrates, proteins, usual resins, dyestuffs and artificial polymers.

This is a vital buy for all working towards and scholar conservators, restorers, museum scientists, curators and natural chemists.

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