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The Magic Of Ceramics

Author : David W. Richerson
ISBN : 9781118392300
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Most people would be surprised at how ceramics are used, from creating cellular phones, radio, television, and lasers to its role in medicine for cancer treatments and restoring hearing. The Magic of Ceramics introduces the nontechnical reader to the many exciting applications of ceramics, describing how ceramic material functions, while teaching key scientific concepts like atomic structure, color, and the electromagnetic spectrum. With many illustrations from corporations on the ways in which ceramics make advanced products possible, the Second Edition also addresses the newest areas in ceramics, such as nanotechnology.

Modern Ceramic Engineering

Author : David W. Richerson
ISBN : 0824786343
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 61. 6 MB
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Author : Brian Taylor
ISBN : 0764166425
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 85. 69 MB
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Potters of all levels will find a wealth of guidance on the glazing process as several of today's leading ceramicists share the recipes behind their most stunning works of art. Includes more than 450 beautiful illustrations, technical how-to section, and detailed glossary.

The Myth Magic Of Embroidery

Author : Helen M Stevens
ISBN : 0715321463
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 51. 34 MB
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From ancient times, embroidery and other textile arts have been associated with myths and legends, fables and fairy tales, high drama and folklore, from Ancient Greece to modern Europe. This book explores the use of embroidery in such rituals. The Myth and Magic of Embroidery contains embroidered pictures inspired by nature, including plant life, animals, landscapes and sacred places from many origins such as Celtic, Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Old English. Each chapter contains an adaptation of a legend or fable with illustrations taken from the author's own workbook. The book includes detailed working methods and new design techniques, such as the transformation of traditional ethnic stitches and the translation of designs from ceramics and architecture into motifs for embroidery, enabling the reader to create stunning embroidery pieces of their own.

Exposing The Magic Of Design

Author : Jon Kolko
ISBN : 0190276215
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As the world grows increasingly complex--in issues of sustainability, culture, and technology--businesses and governments are searching for a form of problem solving that can effectively respond to unprecedented levels of ambiguity and disorder. Traditional "linear thinking" has been disparaged by the popular media as being inadequate for dealing with the global economic crisis. Traditional forms of marketing and product development have been rejected by businesses that need to find new ways of staying competitive in a global economy. Yet little has been offered as an alternative. It is not enough to demand that someone "be more innovative" without offering the tools to succeed. This book offers a way of thinking about complicated, multifaceted problems with a repeatable degree of success. Design synthesis methods can be applied in business to produce new and compelling products and services, or these methods can be applied in government with the goal of changing culture and bettering society. In both contexts, there is a need for timely and aggressive action. This text is intended to act as a practitioner's guide to using the magic of design to solve complex problems.

Ceramic And Glass Materials

Author : James Shackelford
ISBN : 9780387733623
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 89. 52 MB
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This is a concise, up-to-date book that covers a wide range of important ceramic materials used in modern technology. Chapters provide essential information on the nature of these key ceramic raw materials including their structure, properties, processing methods and applications in engineering and technology. Treatment is provided on materials such as alumina, aluminates, Andalusite, kyanite, and sillimanite. The chapter authors are leading experts in the field of ceramic materials. An ideal text for graduate students and practising engineers in ceramic engineering, metallurgy, and materials science and engineering.

Advances In Joining Of Ceramics

Author : Charles A. Lewinsohn
ISBN : 1574981536
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 31. 29 MB
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Joining remains an enabling technology in several key areas related to the use of ceramics. Development of ceramic materials for electronic, biomedical, power generation, and many other fields continues at a rapid pace. Joining of ceramics is a critical issue in the integration of ceramic components in engineering design. This book includes reviews on the state-of-the-art in ceramic joining, new joining materials and methods, and modeling joint behavior and properties.

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