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Rust: The Longest War
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Brilliance Audio
Publication date March 22, 2016
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781501231384
ISBN-10 1501231383
Dimensions 1.25 by 5 by 5.50 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
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A thrilling drama of man versus nature—detailing the fierce, ongoing fight against the mightiest and unlikeliest enemy: rust.

It has been called “the great destroyer” and “the evil.” The Pentagon refers to it as “the pervasive menace.” It destroys cars, fells bridges, sinks ships, sparks house fires, and nearly brought down the Statue of Liberty. Rust costs America more than $400 billion per year—more than all other natural disasters combined.

In Rust, journalist Jonathan Waldman travels from Key West, Florida, to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, to meet the colorful and often reclusive people concerned with corrosion. He sneaks into an abandoned steelworks with a brave artist and nearly gets kicked out of Can School. Across the Arctic, he follows a massive high-tech robot, hunting for rust in the Alaska pipeline. On a Florida film set he meets the Defense Department’s rust ambassador, who reveals that the navy’s number one foe isn’t a foreign country but oxidation itself. At Home Depot’s mothership in Atlanta, he hunts unsuccessfully for rust products with the store’s rust products buyer—and then tracks down some snake-oil salesmen whose potions are not for sale at The Rust Store. Along the way, Waldman encounters flying pigs, Trekkies, decapitations, exploding Coke cans, rust boogers, and nerdy superheroes.

The result is a fresh and often funny account of an overlooked engineering endeavor that is as compelling as it is grand, illuminating a hidden phenomenon that shapes the modern world. Rust affects everything from the design of our currency to the composition of our tap water, and it will determine the legacy we leave on this planet. This exploration of corrosion, and the incredible lengths we go to fight it, is narrative nonfiction at its very best—a fascinating and important subject, delivered with energy and wit.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780405068898
 
With Floyd B. Streeter, Jonathan Waldman | Reprint edition from Ayer Co Pub (June 1, 1941); titled "Kaw: Heart of a Nation"
9780405068898 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $31.95
This edition also contains Kaw: Heart of a Nation
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781501231353 Book cover for 9781501231360 Book cover for 9781501231377 Book cover for 9781501231384
 
With Jonathan Waldman | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (March 22, 2016)
9781501231377 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $14.99
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With Jonathan Waldman | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (March 22, 2016)
9781501231384 | details & prices | 5.00 × 5.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $14.99
About: A thrilling drama of man versus nature—detailing the fierce, ongoing fight against the mightiest and unlikeliest enemy: rust.
With Jonathan Waldman | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (March 10, 2015)
9781501231360 | details & prices | 5.00 × 6.50 × 0.25 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $26.99
With Jonathan Waldman | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (March 10, 2015)
9781501231353 | details & prices | 5.50 × 5.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.52 lbs | List price $29.99

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