THE holding of symposia to discuss present views on a particular subject is becoming increasingly popular. Each provides the occasion for pooling available, scientific knowledge in a particular field, to the great convenience of individual workers on the subject. The main benefit, however, as Dr. H. J. Gough says in his foreword to this volume, is in the provision “of a spring-board from which valuable researches will be launched”.
The Failure of Metals by Fatigue
Proceedings of a Symposium held in the University of Melbourne, December 2nd–6th, 1946, under the ægis of the Faculty of Engineering. Pp. xvi + 505. (Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1947.) 42s. net.