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Founded as the Chemical Rubber Company, CRC originally manufactured and distributed laboratory supplies for chemists. It first distributed its Handbook of Chemistry and Physics free as a bonus incentive to customers who purchased a rubber apron, one of the company?s signature items. In 1913, the first edition of the ?Rubber Handbook? had 116 pages. The electron had been known for only 17 years and the Bohr theory of the hydrogen atom was still in press. Eighty-four editions later, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics remains the definitive reference for chemists, physicists, and engineers throughout the world. Ninety years later, CRC Press is a preeminent publisher in life science, medicine, pharmaceutical science, food science, environmental science, forensic science, engineering, business, technology, mathematics, and statistics.
Today, CRC Press provides academicians and researchers with immediate access to information through a myriad of electronic products. With CD-ROM versions of our most popular resources, users enjoy customized data and convenient and extensive search capabilities. CRCnetBASE, our collection of online databases, provides a portal to an ever-growing supply of information. Every month, we add new resources to each netBASE to provide up-to-date, comprehensive information. Following the success of ENGnetBASE, CHEMnetBASE, ATSDR Online, and ENVIROnetBASE, expect to see more excellent online collections, including POLYMERSnetBASE, VisualMEDICINEnetBASE, and BIOTECHnetBASE.