The Coming of Materials ScienceEdited by
- R.W. Cahn
For Materials Scientists working in all areas of this subject requiring a book which provides a history of their field.
Pergamon Materials Series
Hardbound, 590 Pages
Published: March 2001
"...not just for reading and reference, but exists to stimulate thought and provoke discussion as well."
ZEITSCHRIFT FUR KRISTALLOGRAPHIE
"Another good read is
The Coming of Materials Scienceby R.W. Cahn..."
'...an immensely valuable source of information about a science which has now reached maturity.'
S. Mossman, Science Museum, London, AMBIX
'...a lively and interesting read...
The Coming of Materials Scienceprovides an engaging account of the field's evolution, and for that, is well worth reading.'
D.A. Weitz, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, PHYSICS TODAY
'As A. Cottrell says on the back of this book, this book is really a masterpiece by Cahn, who has been the Pergamon Materials Series editor and an important name in the history of materials science and engineering. Thank you for writing this book!'
A. Uguz, Uludag University, JOM
'Robert Cahn's monumental work, The coming of materials science, is the product of a lifetime's involovement in the science of materials...The breadth of the subject treated in this book is exceptional including, as it does, detailed accounts of the scientists and their creations across a very wide field of materials-metals, polymers and ceramics...The emphasis is on describing the development of high-quality original, trail-blazing, research...'
D.Hull FRS FREng, NOTES AND RECORDS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
Reading this book is exciting mainly for the personal view it conveys, since Cahn, apart from being doubtlessly one of the main figures and propagators of MSE, and being well known as a distinguished researcher in the field of physical mettallurgy, came to know most of the other 20th protagonists of MSE personally. As such, this book must be considered as an important primary source for 20th century science history. But I would fully agree with the back cover advertisement that this book is not just for reading and reference, but exists to stimulate thought and provoke discussion.
W. Pabst, CERAMICS-SILIKATY
This remarkable book should be read by all who use material science, whether to design better alloys and ceramics or to understand the workings of the Earth and planets.
Jean-Paul Poirier, PHYSICS OF THE EARTH AND PLANETARY INTERIORS