The New Science of Strong Materials: Or, Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor (Pelican)

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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 University

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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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Published by Penguin Books (1975)
ISBN 10: 0140209204 ISBN 13: 9780140209204
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