Part 1. Materials-Properties and UsesChapter 1: Encyclopedic Descriptions of Minerals, Chemicals, Engineering and Industrial Materials, and Plant and Animal SubstancesPart 2. Structure and Properties of MaterialsChapter 2: Definitions and Reference Charts and TablesChapter 3: The Structure of MatterChapter 4: Waves and Colors as Material ElementsChapter 5: Property of Flavor in Materials Chapter 6: Fundamentals of Biotic MaterialsChapter 7: Units of MeasurePhysical and Mechanical PropertiesINDEX
George S. Brady, deceased, was a well-known engineer who worked on the Panama Canal. Henry H. Clauser, former Chief Editor and Publisher of Materials Engineering and the Materials Selector (an annual guide to the properties of materials) and Editor of Research Management, is a consultant and freelance writer and editor. John A. Vaccari, former Chief Editor of Materials Engineering and the Materials Selector, Executive Editor of Design Engineering, and Senior Editor od American Machinist, is a consultant and freelance writer and editor.
Anytime a title can pass through fifteen editions, it must be doing something right, and it must be providing a valuable service. While McGraw-Hill has not made volume data available, the fact that this title has been published in numerous editions since 1956 allows for its place as a compulsory read, if not as an important reference. The subtitle of the book actually describes its place rather well: "An encyclopedia for Managers, Technical Professionals, Purchasing and Production Managers, Technicians and Supervisors." The book is divided into two parts, Materials -- Their Properties and Uses; and Structure and Properties of Materials. Either part can provide valuable insights into the nature of the materials used in the battery industry daily; both together provide interesting reading and a ready reference for those numerous questions which always arise at just the wrong moment. Battery Man 20021001