CHOICE Magazine, the highly regarded publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, recently released a positive review of ASM International's "Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist, 2nd Edition."
Reviewer L.D. Frame gives the book a "Highly Recommended" rating, a prestigious honor from a magazine relied on by more than 25,000 academic librarians, faculty, and key decision makers in almost every undergraduate college and university library in the United States. Here are some examples of what CHOICE said about ASM's newest release:
- "Reardon, an experienced professional engineer/metallurgist, has masterfully created a comprehensive, well-informed guide to metallurgy."
- "Reardon's inclusion of magnificent metallurgical feats and failures (e.g., St. Louis Arch, Pillar of Delhi, the SS Schenectady) keeps the text intriguing as well as informative."
- "Clear explanations of technical vocabulary and limited use of equations make this an accessible introduction for non-experts at both student and professional levels."
Scott Henry, ASM International Senior Manager of Publications, reiterates the new book's market appeal: "This major new edition is for anyone who uses, makes, buys or tests metal products. It gives an all-new, modern view on the basic principles and practices of metallurgy." The 2nd Edition, released in October, 2011 is widely available from the ASM website, Amazon and Dealers worldwide. A free sample chapter is available online via the ASM website, and a review copy is available upon request. Publisher: ASM International, 2011. Number of pages: 513. ISBN: 978-1-61503-821-3.