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Anthony D Covington - Tanning Chemistry: The Science of Leather - 9781849734349 - V9781849734349
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Tanning Chemistry: The Science of Leather

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Description for Tanning Chemistry: The Science of Leather Paperback. Written by the leading expert in the field, this is the only current text on tanning science. Num Pages: 520 pages, 114 black & white tables, 266 black & white illustrations, colour illustrations. BIC Classification: PNK; PS; TDG. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 154 x 234 x 25. Weight in Grams: 704.
Even in the 21st Century, the manufacture of leather retains an air of the dark arts, still somewhat shrouded in the mysteries of a millennia old, craft based industry. Despite the best efforts of a few scientists over the last century or so, much of the understanding of the principles of tanning is still based on received wisdom and experience. Leather is made from (usually) the hides and skins of animals - large animals such as cattle have hides, small animals such as sheep have skins. The skin of any animal is largely composed of the protein collagen, so it ... Read more

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About Anthony D Covington
Anthony D Covington is Emeritus Professor of Leather Science at the University of Northampton, UK. The book is the culmination of a 40 year career in chemistry and the leather industry which started with a graduateship of the Royal Institute of Chemistry (now the Royal Society of Chemistry) at Teesside Polytechnic (now the University of Teesside). He continued his chemistry ... Read more

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