THE purpose of this admirable little work is abundantly fulfilled—that of bringing home to the general reader the importance which metallurgy now occupies in our industrial life. While serving this useful purpose it will, nevertheless, be read with delight by those who already have a wider knowledge of the subject. Although not putting forward a text-book, the authors have succeeded in overcoming the difficulties which are inherent in summarizing so broad a field and this in a manner and with an accuracy of statement to which academical exponents of the subject could take very little exception.
Metals in the Service of Man
By Arthur Street William Alexander. (Pelican Books, A.125.) Pp. 192 + 20 plates. (Harmondsworth and New York: Penguin Books, Ltd., 1944.) 9d. net.
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SMITH, S. Metals in the Service of Man. Nature 153, 634 (1944). https://doi.org/10.1038/153634a0