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Metals in the Service of Man By Arthur Street;William Alexander

Metals in the Service of Man
by Arthur Street;William Alexander

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Describes the part played in our lives at home and in industry and civilization, by metals as common as iron and as rare as praseodymium. The distribution of metals is discussed, with an analysis of the Earth's crust and descriptions of the mining and smelting of metallic ores.
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Metals in the Service of Man by Arthur Street;William Alexander

This survey describes the essential part played in our lives at home and in industry and civilization, by metals as common as iron and as rare as praseodymium. The distribution of metals is discussed, with an analysis of the Earth's crust and descriptions of the mining and smelting of metallic ores and of the blending of metals to form alloys. Later chapters look at the properties and uses of all the major and minor metals, the use of metals in nuclear energy, the shaping of metals for tasks as varied as the making of a needle and a high-pressure gas cylinder, the casting of a bronze statue and a large marine propeller, and the latest methods of steel-making. The 10th edition includes a chapter on the competitors of metals such as timber, plastics, and carbon fibres, and new sections on coinage, conservation of materials and energy, the revolutionary impact of the silicon chip, space travel, lasers, superconductors and new projects such as the Channel Tunnel. This book has been updated and expanded to coincide with the book's 15th anniversary.

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Table of Contents


Preface 'Dramatis Personae' List of Plates A Note on Metrication. 1. Metals and Civilisation 2. How We Get Our Metals 3. Making Iron 4. Making Aluminium 5. Alloys 6. Metals under the Microscope 7. The Inner Structure of Metals 8. Shaping Metals 9. Coinage 10. Testing Metals 11. Iron and Steel 12. Modem Steelmaking 13. The Role of Carbon in Steel 14. Alloy Steels 15. Cast Iron 16. Aluminium 17. Copper 18. Three Common Metals: Tin, Zinc and Lead 19. Nickel 20. Magnesium 21. Titanium 22. Some Minor Metals 23. Corrosion 24. Joining Metals 25. Powder Metallurgy 26. Metals and Nuclear Energy 27. The Future of Metals 28. Some Competitors of Metals 29. Metals and Materials as a Career. Glossary Index.

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GOR001399119
Metals in the Service of Man by Arthur Street;William Alexander
Arthur Street;William Alexander
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-02-24
336
0140148892
9780140148893
N/A
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