Practical Metallurgy and Materials of Industry, 6th ed.
J. E. Neely and T. J. Bertone
Prentice-Hall, 2003, 449 pages
his disappointing book is an introductory
textbook on metallurgy for welders and other non-engineers. Although
it is written at a high school level, it does contain some of the basic
information students would need to determine if their interests lie in
this area. The depth increases slightly toward the end of the book
but remains generally superficial, assuming no knowledge or interest
in chemistry, physics, or materials science. Profusely illustrated,
with eight color plates. For serious students, I recommend Metals
Handbook Desk Edition instead.
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