Enough for One Lifetime: Wallace Carothers, Inventor of Nylon (History of Modern Chemical Sciences)

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The first full biography of the man whom Roger Adams called the greatest chemist in America. Carothers took an infant science called polymer chemistry, defined it, and guided it toward its present maturity. Hermes tells the story of Carothers's sudden dramatic research successesthe discoveries that led to neoprene and nylonand his relentless slide into depression, alcohol, and suicide, through revealing letters to his professional colleagues, family, and college classmates.

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Matthew E. Hermes served as Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wyoming and is currently President of the F. V. Hayden Institute, which specializes in rural telecommunications research.

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