Bill Gates classifies James Edward Gordon’s book, The New Science of Strong materials, a classic that’s worth reading even after 40 years. Gates claims that the book provided him with a “recapitulation of the history of materials in an interesting and approachable way” that helped clear up some questions he had regarding materials and their hardness levels. In the book, Gordon talks about a variety of materials including wood, bones, rock, brick, fiberglass, steel, iron, and metal. He explains the qualifications needed to create a strong material and the importance of iron in civilization. So if you are interested in how this massive world is held together, have a look at Gordon’s book, The New Science of Strong Materials.
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