Containing over 100 articles, specially written for this work or revised from the acclaimed Encylopedia of Materials Science & Engineering, the Concise Encyclopedia of Building & Construction Materials presents, in a single volume, the work of numerous specialists in the field. There are articles covering general building materials, their mechanical properties, and economic and historical aspects, as well as those dealing specifically with the use of materials such as clays, ceramics, cement, sand, gravels, glass, metals, wood, polymers, plastics and composites. Extensively illustrated and indexed throughout, the articles introduce the reader to one topic in turn, giving sources for further reading in the concise and up-to-date bibliographies with which each concludes. Intended primarily for all those interested in having a useful reference source in building and construction materials at hand, this work would also be the ideal course reference for students in architecture, civil and structural engineering and related disciplines.
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Book Description Pergamon, 1990. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 80347282