- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Overlook Press; Reprint edition (1 Jan 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879514884
- ISBN-13: 978-0879514884
- Product Dimensions: 27.7 x 22 x 1.2 cm
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,890,593 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
To me, Part One, on prehistory through 1914, is most fascinating, quite accurate and replete with excellent photos.
Beyond that, however, I was disappointed, because the book emphasizes consumer products to the almost exclusion of industrial products. Now of course, we technical guys know all about how plastic pipe and siding carpeting has revolutionized the construction industry and about how plastics packaging has reduced produce spoilage and product pilfering. But these aren't as glitzy as lamp shades and plastic furniture and "Tupperware."
I guess this book fulfills a need if you're only interested in consumer products made of plastics. But this book offers little help to one who needs to know how plastics have revolutionized the world economy.