Why isn't wood weaker that it is? Why isn't steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid and is treacle one?
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Praise for Princeton's original edition: "I found Gordon's writing style fascinating; his book reads like a novel, and the technical content is superb."--Enoch J. Durbin, Princeton UniversityAbout the Author:
J. E. Gordon (1913-1998) was Professor of Materials Technology Emeritus at the University of Reading and is the author of Structures, or Why Things Don't Fall Down. Philip Ball is a freelance science writer and a consultant editor for Nature, and is the author of Designing the Molecular World and Made to Measure (both Princeton).
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1975. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140209204