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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.

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For the past quarter of a century Robert Cahn has been writing articles for Nature and other prestigious journals. Artifice and Artefacts is a compilation of 100 articles and reviews chosen to represent a broad range of subjects that map the growth of materials science during this time. Subjects range from fractal analysis of fracture surfaces on flint scientific detection of frauds in the of wine!

This unique collection provides an informative and entertaining record of scientific development of this period. Artifice and Artefacts will appeal to readers right across the scientific spectrum from materials and other physical scientists to chemists, geologists and biologists.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780750301527
Author:
Cahn, Robert W.
Publisher:
CRC Press
Author:
Cahn, R.W.
Author:
Cahn
Location:
Bristol ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Material Science
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Building materials
Subject:
Materials science.
Subject:
Materials Science-General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
GTR-305
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.46x6.35x1.33 in. 1.56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , For the past quarter of a century Robert Cahn has been writing articles for Nature and other prestigious journals. Artifice and Artefacts is a compilation of 100 articles and reviews chosen to represent a broad range of subjects that map the growth of materials science during this time. Subjects range from fractal analysis of fracture surfaces on flint scientific detection of frauds in the of wine!

This unique collection provides an informative and entertaining record of scientific development of this period. Artifice and Artefacts will appeal to readers right across the scientific spectrum from materials and other physical scientists to chemists, geologists and biologists.

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