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The New Science of Strong Materials: Or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor (Princeton Science Library #27)

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The New Science of Strong Materials: Or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor (Princeton Science Library #27)

By  James Edward Gordon , Introduction by  Philip Ball
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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.

J. E. Gordon (1913-1998) was a founder of materials science and biomechanics. He was the author of Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down and The Science of Structures and Materials. Philip Ball is a science writer whose work has appeared in Nature, New Scientist, the New York Times, and the Guardian, among others.

ISBN: 9780691180984

ISBN-10: 9780691180984

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 05/22/2018 - 12:00am

On Sale: 05/11/2018 - 12:00am

Pages: 328

Language: English

Categories

General

Materials Science - General

Civil - General