With over 100 diagrams and over 200 photographs, this book examines: Mechanical joining: bolting, riveting, clamping - Metallurgical joining: welding, brazing, soldering - Chemical joining: bonding difficult metals - Strength of joints: choice and analysis - Failure of metals and joints: stress, fatigue, corrosion - Design: use of theory and codes to avoid failure, and finally - Testing of metals and joints: destructive and non-destructive (NDT).
It is interesting, and certainly useful if you are working in industry, but much of the information here is beyond the needs of the average model engineer. Which doesn't mean that its isn't worth keeping a copy on your bookshelf, in case info here can help solve a problem or prevent a disaster.
160 very well produced pages. Harcover.