Thursday, March 17, 2011
The beauty of materials
The Cambridge Guide to the Material World by Rodney Cotterill. It was out of print for a while but I was delighted to see that the published issued a new expanded edition in 2008. A scan of the chapter on Crystal structures and symmetry from the first edition here. I encourage my solid state physics students to read this as it has beautiful pictures and gives a nice non-mathematical introduction.