Barry Carter and Grant Norton: Ceramic Materials, 2nd Edition

Springer, New York, NY, 2013, Hardcover: 38 Chapters, 766 pp., with index, $99.00, ISBN: 978-1-4614-3522-8 (Print), 978-1-4614-3523-5 (Online)
  • Katsuhiko Ariga
Book Review

Although I am partially working in research areas on ceramic-related materials, I am not a true specialist of ceramics science. I am very pleased with this book, Ceramic Materials, 2nd Edition by Barry Carter and Grant Norton. I will definitely select this book as a textbook for a class on this subject.

This book consists of seven major parts (I, History and Introduction, II. Materials, III. Tools, IV. Defect, V. Mechanical Strength and Weakness, VI. Processing, and VII. Properties and Applications) that are totally divided into 38 chapters. Every chapter has a Chapter Preview at the beginning and a Chapter Summary at the end. Both of these sections provide essences of the chapter contents and promote and confirm the understanding of the subject matter by the readers. Each Chapter Summary was followed by People and History, Exercises and References. The section on People and History briefly introduces heroes in the corresponding area. About 20 work problems are listed in Exercise...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WPI Research Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA)National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS)TsukubaJapan

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