- Series: Princeton Science Library
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Princeton University Press; Reissue edition (May 1, 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0691023808
- ISBN-13: 978-0691023809
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.2 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,026,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I was thoroughly charmed and won over by this book which I now recommend to all my colleagues.---Daniel C. Mattis, American Journal of Physics
Princeton has brought to the public a highly readable treatise on the science of materials that emphasizes the strength of chemical and physical bonds, crystal structure, and cracks. . . . The author admits the necessity of being highly selective in the materials he can discuss so broadly, but he ably presents chemical and physical problems and how they have been solved in an orderly fashion, and he shows that the strength of materials is influenced as much by their environment and loading systems as by their own structures and shapes.---S. W. Dobyns, Science Books and Films
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Because I liked it so much, I purchased Structures: Or Why Things Don't Fall Down also by Professor Gordon. As it turned out, that book covers the same material, but in greater breadth and depth, and with more illustrations. There's much to be said for reading both books, but if you're only going to read one, "Structures" is the one.
The true test of how well someone knows their subject is the ability to make it eminently understandable. No higher math involved in this text, just simply stated explanations of material science and how this knowledge supports engineering design.
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