Investigating Metals

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Written by F.C. Brown and published by the English Universities Press, this book takes a close look at some of the properties and uses of metals and invites students to try interesting experiments and to make useful devices based on metals. The text includes questions and problems that students are asked to consider and answer. Some discussion of the problems is given at the end of the book.

The materials include the instructions necessary to perform the practical activities, but without the hazard warnings that would be found in a modern text. The topics covered are:
1. Getting metals from their natural sources
2. The corrosion of metals
3. Joining and fastening metals
4. Alloys - mixtures of metals
5. Thin films and fine powders
6. Metals and electricity
7. The sounds of metals
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