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Discusses chewing gum, its forms and flavors, its history and technology, and its various uses.
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Grade 3 Up-- Not since Robert Hendrickson's The Great American Chewing Gum Book (Chilton, 1976; o.p.) has there been so thorough a look at this popular recreational mouth-pleaser. Here is an international history of chewing gums of many types including chicle, spruce gum, and modern manufactured gums. (No mention is made of other popular chewed items, such as betel nuts, tar, and tobacco.) Developments in textures, forms, flavors, and marketing techniques are featured in the text and organized into an appended "Time Line." One chapter details the gum manufacturing process from ingredients through many mechanized stages to finished product and is accompanied by photographs of several steps in the process. Some of the scientifically proven benefits of chewing gum as well as general opinions appear in another chapter, while other stories are included as evidence of problems possible with this pastime. No sources for these stories are cited. Between chapters are one-page sections which present several brief notes relating to chewing gum world records and the history and uses of the product. An extensive index increases the usefulness of this book for reports. Although the differences between "regular" chewing gum and bubble gum are clearly explained in this text, Peoples' Bubble Gum (Contemporary, 1989) might add to chewing readers' satisfaction. --Ann G. Brouse, Steele Memorial Library, Elmira, NY-
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Book Description Dillon Pr, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0875184014
Book Description Dillon Pr, 1989. Library Binding. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110875184014