The Science For Conservators Series

The Science For Conservators Series : Volume 1: An Introduction to Materials

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For more than ten years, The Science for Conservators Series has provided the key basic texts for conservators throughout the world. Scientific concepts are basic to the conservation of artefacts of every type, yet many conservators have little or no scientific training. These introductory volumes provide non-scientists with the essential theoretical background to their work.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 191 x 248 x 7.62mm | 295g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 40 photographs and line drawings, bibliography, index
  • 0415071674
  • 9780415071673
  • 76,875

Table of contents

Introduction, Chapter 1. What science is, Chapter 2. Beginning chemistry, Chapter 3. Molecules and chemical equations, Chapter 4. Atomic structure and chemical bonding, Chapter 5. Relating chemical names to structure, Answers to exercises, Index, Bibliography Contents: Introduction, Chapter 1. The nature of dirt, Chapter 2. Mechanical cleaning, Chapter 3. Liquids and solutions, Chapter 4 Organic solvents, Chapter 5. Cleaning with water, Chapter 6 Water, acidity and alkalinity, Chapter 7, Cleaning by chemical reaction, Index, Bibliography Contents: Introduction, Chapter 1. Sticking things together, Chapter 2. The Chemistry of polymers, Chapter 3. Making joints with different types of adhesive, Chapter 4. The strength and stiffness of materials, Chapter 5. How long will it last, Chapter 6. Coatings, Chapter 7. Consolidants, Answers to exercises, Index, Bibliography
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