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The Dictionary of Engineering Materials, by Harald Keller and Uwe Erb, is an immensely impressive collection of almost 40,000 engineering materials from Wiley-Interscience. The entries provide crystal-clear descriptions of types of materials, with their composition, properties, and applications. This outstanding dictionary is absolutely rich with information about anything that might be used in engineering applications.
The authors provide information on a wide range of different engineering materials used in many different fields of science, engineering, industry, and commerce. From alloys to zeolites, abrasives to Zytel polymides, and acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) plastics to zirconia-toughened ceramics, the reader can find engineering materials used in many areas. For example, the dictionary covers such disciplines as architecture, building construction, and civil engineering; biomedicine, biotechnology, and dental engineering; aeronautical and aerospace engineering; chemical and nuclear engineering; electrical engineering, electronics, telecommunications, and information technology; automotive and mechanical engineering; materials science and engineering; environmental engineering; and many other fields and branches. One final important feature of this dictionary is the definitions for thousands of proprietary engineering materials. It appears that these definitions have been selected based on their nature, properties, applications, and overall importance. This excellent dictionary is a carefully crafted reference, exceedingly useful in the many disciplines of engineering. The compilation of the many exciting engineering materials and their presentation in this comprehensive and useful reference has been monumental and challenging. I believe you will find it to be an indispensable addition to your working bookshelf. John R. Vacca
John R. Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written nearly 40 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.