Artifice and Artefacts: 100 Essays in Materials Science

Artifice and Artefacts: 100 Essays in Materials Science

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For more than a quarter of a century Robert Cahn has been writing articles for Nature and other esteemed journals. Written in the author's distinctive style, Artifice and Artefacts: 100 Essays in Materials Science presents a compilation of 100 articles and reviews chosen to represent a broad range of subjects that map the growth of materials science during this period. The book provides an informative and entertaining record of scientific development. Topics range from the fractal analysis of fracture surfaces on flint to the scientific detection of frauds in the labeling of wine. The articles themselves have largely been reproduced as they first appeared, promoting insight into the ideas prevalent at the time. This unique collection appeals to physical and materials scientists as well as chemists, geologists, and biologists.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 312
Item Height 33 mm
Item Width 160 mm
Item Weight 679 Gram
Product Dimensions 160 x 33 x 231
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Format Hardcover | 312

Superb. A delight to read Sir Alan Cottrell FRS . . . as though we have had a Samuel Pepys commenting on all the major materials developments during the past quarter of a century. Nature It's all in this book: superconductivity and supermagnets, order and disorder, polymorphs and amorphs, defects and diffusion, fractals and fracture, epitaxy and energy, nucleation and nanostructures, topotaxy and topology, cavities and creep, doom and gloom, vino and veritas ... a cornucopia of beautiful crafted prose, a triumph of communicating the sense and importance of many complex subjects. Materials World This fascinating collection ... represents scientific journalism at its best Aslib Book Guide The author is to be congratulated in compiling this remarkable compendium Chemistry in Britain He has great skill in 'going to the heart of the matter, ' describing complex phenomena in plain English without loss of scientific accuracy and with enthusiasm. Australian and New Zealand Physicist A triumph of communicating the sense and importance of many complex subjects. Materials World I definitely recommend this book to you. Prof M Koiwa, Materia Japan, 1995 . A delight to read Sir Alan Cottrell FRS . . . as though we have had a Samuel Pepys commenting on all the major materials developments during the past quarter of a century. Nature It's all in this book: superconductivity and supermagnets, order and disorder, polymorphs and amorphs, defects and diffusion, fractals and fracture, epitaxy and energy, nucleation and nanostructures, topotaxy and topology, cavities and creep, doom and gloom, vino and veritas ... a cornucopia of beautiful crafted prose, a triumph of communicating thesense and importance of many complex subjects. Materials World This fascinating collection ... represents scientific journalism at its best Aslib Book Guide The author is to be congratulated in compiling this remarkable compendium Chemistry in Britain He has great skill in 'going to the heart of the matter, ' describing complex phenomena in plain English without loss of scientific accuracy and with enthusiasm. Australian and New Zealand Physicist A triumph of communicating the sense and importance of many complex subjects. Materials World I definitely recommend this book to you. Prof M Koiwa, Materia Japan, 1995