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New Science of Strong Materials : Or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor - by J. E. Gordon (Paperback)

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J. E. Gordon's classic introduction to the properties of materials used in engineering answers some fascinating and fundamental questions about how the structural world around us works. Gordon focuses on so-called strong materials--such as metals, wood, ceramics, glass, and bone--explaining in engaging and accessible terms the unique physical and chemical basis for their inherent structural qualities. He also shows how an in-depth understanding of these materials’ intrinsic strengths--and weaknesses--guides our engineering choices, allowing us to build the structures that support our society. This work is an enduring example of first-rate scientific communication. Philip Ball's introduction describes Gordon's career and the impact of his innovations in materials research, while also discussing how the field has evolved since Gordon wrote this enduring example of first-rate scientific communication.

Edition: New
Number of Pages: 287
Genre: Technology
Series Title: Princeton Science Library
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr
Author: J. E. Gordon
Language: English
Street Date: May 22, 2018
TCIN: 53324055
UPC: 9780691180984
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-6797
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