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The New Science of Strong Materials by J.E. Gordon 1968 - First Edition


Title: The New Science of Strong Materials
Author: J.E. Gordon
Publisher: Pelican Penguin
Publication Date: 1968 - First Edition
Format: Softcover
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age other than some minor signs of wear. Creases, inscription, tanned pages.

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Reader's note

A 1968 first edition of The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don't Fall Through the Floor by J.E. Gordon. Why isn't wood weaker than it is? Why isn't steel stronger? Why does glass sometimes shatter and sometimes bend like a spring? Why do ships break in half? What is a liquid... and is treacle one? All these are questions about the nature of materials. All of them are vital to engineers, but also intrinsically fascinating as scientific problems. During the two hundred and fifty years up to the 1920s and 1930s they had largely been answered by seeing how materials behave in practice.