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Fifty Materials That Make the World

Authors: Baker, Ian

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  • Provides a concise introduction to various materials with broad day-to-day applications
  • Describes how the uses of certain materials were discovered and their importance in today’s world
  • Examines how advances in materials underlie and enable advances in technology
  • Covers a wide range of materials including stone, wood, leather, cloth, natural fibers, gold, and numerous alloys
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This book introduces materials and how advances in materials result in advances in technology and our daily lives. Each chapter covers a particular material, how the material was discovered or invented, when it was first used, how this material has impacted the world, what makes the material important, how it is used today, and future applications. The list of materials covered in this book includes stone, wood, natural fibers, metals, clay, lead, iron, steel, silicon, glass, rubber, composites, polyethylene, rare earth magnet, and alloys.

About the authors

Ian Baker is a Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth College. His research interests include mechanical behavior of metallic alloys, magnetic materials, ice and snow, phase transformations, electron microscopy, and x-ray techniques.

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“This fascinating and useful book, aimed at a wide readership, adopts the point of view that human civilization has been materials-based throughout its history. … Readers with a basic (high school level) understanding of chemistry or physics can easily grasp the material. … the selection of 50 solid materials is quite thorough; readers will be hard pressed to name solid materials important to human history that were omitted. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels.” (J. Lambropoulos, Choice, Vol. 56 (5), January, 2019)

Table of contents (50 chapters)

Table of contents (50 chapters)

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-78766-4
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Hardcover $49.99
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fifty Materials That Make the World
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78766-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78766-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78764-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08780-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 271
Number of Illustrations
42 b/w illustrations, 137 illustrations in colour
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