The most comprehensive examination of the most prevalent metal on Earth — Aluminium. This unique encyclopedia introduces the reader to the history of the discovery, production and numerous applications of this silvery metal — from decorative and fine arts to uses in the military and aerospace, from light industry and automobiles to architecture and design. Once valued above silver and gold, aluminium was once considered a material for jewelers only. Beauties from Paris, for example, liked to make a parade of aluminium jewelry; Emperor Napoleon dined with aluminium flatware and cutlery. But an object of great rarity gradually became an irreplaceable material for the architects and designers, allowing many of them to realize their dreams. As an everyday material aluminium has transformed the way we see the world.
This encyclopedia presents extensive factual and illustrative material for a students, professionals and the general reader.
Издание на английском языке.
Формат: 25 см x 29,5 см.