Introductory books for those interested in Materials Science degree programmes at the University of Oxford.

Newer books

Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World, M. Miodownik, Viking (2013) ISBN-13: 978-0670920549

The New Science of Strong Materials or Why You Don’t Fall Through the Floor, J.E. Gordon, Princeton University Press, Revised Edition (2008) ISBN-13 978 0691125480

Bright Earth: The Invention of Colour, P. Ball, Vintage Books (2008) ISBN-13: 978-0099507130

Made to Measure: New Materials for the 21st Century, P. Ball, Princeton University Press (1999) ISBN-13: 978-0691009759

Where Stuff Comes From, H. Molotch, Routledge (2005) ISBN-13: 978-0415950428

The Material World, R. Cotterill, Cambridge University Press (2008) ISBN-13: 978-0521451475

Materials for Engineering, J.W. Martin, Woodhead Publishing Ltd., (2006) ISBN-13: 978-1845691578

Older books

(The examples in these books are not recent but the books still give a sense of certain key aspects of Materials Science)

Stuff: the materials the world is made of, I Amato, Harper (1998) ISBN-13: 978-0380731534

Tomorrow's Materials, K.E. Easterling, Institute of Materials (1990) Available from: Institute of Materials, 1 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DB. ISBN-13: 978-0901462831

Materials & their Uses, W. Bolton, Butterworth-Heinemann (1996) (covers Materials modules for A-level Physics and A-level Design & Technology) ISBN-13: 978-0750627269

Structures - or why things don't fall down, J.E. Gordon, Penguin (1991) ISBN-13: 978-0140136289


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