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“This book is a textbook on biomaterials science which also includes a liberal helping of philosophy and history of science with numerous references to literature, Greek myths, and art. … The volume consists of 15 chapters and a series of appendices containing relevant physical, crystallographic, electrochemical, and solution data. … In addition, each chapter includes some or all of the following: historical relevance, philosophical ideas, literary references, Greek mythology … which may provide ‘food for thought’ for the current and next generation of biomaterials scientists.” (Carole Perry, Materials Today, Vol. 14 (5), May, 2011)