Summary and Info
This is a one-volume condensation of the Metals Handbook. The full handbook comprises over 20 phonebook-sized volumes, so a single-volume is a welcome addition to the series. Being a single volume it cannot be as comprehensive as the full multi-volume set, but it does include all of the basic and most important information. It focuses on providing information on various classes of alloys (steels, Al alloys, Cu alloys, etc.) with a separate section on other topics, such as casting, forging, joining, etc; where the complete set has separate volumes on these other topics and a single volume on ferrous alloys and one on non-ferrous alloys. This is an important addition for the library of any metallurgist, structural engineer or anyone who needs information on metals and the utilization of metals.