Callister and Rethwisch’s Fundamentals of Materials Scienceand Engineering 4th Edition continues to take the integratedapproach to the organization of topics. That is, one specificstructure, characteristic, or property type at a time is discussedfor all three basic material types — metals, ceramics, andpolymeric materials. This order of presentation allows forthe early introduction of non-metals and supports theengineer’s role in choosing materials based upon theircharacteristics. Also discussed are new, cutting-edgematerials. Using clear, concise terminology that is familiarto students, Fundamentals presents material at an appropriate levelfor both student comprehension and instructors who may not have amaterials background.