The second edition of this book is currently the recommended text for a second year undergraduate lecture course I deliver. In future I will recommend the third edition for both this course and a fourth year (Masters) lecture course on advanced polymer synthesis. Moreover, not only have Young and Lovell produced an excellent text (again) for supporting undergraduate teaching, this book is also a superb entry level text for postgraduates students with limited experience of polymers.
—Chemistry World, 2012
Robert J. Young is a professor of polymer science and technology at the University of Manchester and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has published extensively and is listed on ISIHighlyCited.com. His research focuses on the relationships between structure and properties in polymers and composites.
Peter A. Lovell is a professor of polymer science at the University of Manchester. His research and publications focus on aspects of emulsion polymerization and related processes, especially in relation to understanding how to control the chemical structure, morphology and properties of the polymers produced.
All explained in enough detail and in easy to understand wording.
It easily is the best introductory book on the subject and I'd recommend it to all students - believe it - i've been taught by the authors!
Poor grade of glue and ink results in pages falling out from the book and text smears just from light touching.
The book is as new as it said. It is very helpful for me to learn polymers. I love it.Published 10 months ago by Tao Zhang
this book made it on time and was in great condition, i was not sure what to expect from a rental but so far i'm impressed.Published 10 months ago by Chris
I have used this text successfully in one of my courses. I found that it is up-to-date on current polymer synthesis techniques, and does a good job of developing the key concepts... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Geoffrey Russell
Very useful! I would definitely recommend it. Covers all of the basics in an easy to understand format. Does not go into heavy detail, but is all inclusive and is a great overview. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Polymer Science PhD student
This book covers topics from stereochemistry, synthesis, structure, properties, and more. All explained in enough detail and in easy to understand wording. Read morePublished 21 months ago by The guy