Books

This is relatively new territory for me, creating my own book. Not that I haven't visited this territory before. A few years ago I had been in talks with a Wiley publisher on a project, and I have worked with other authors, but my own book? Yes, it is happening. Actually, it already has. The crapcan book, "How On Fire Are We?", is a compilation of stories from fellow LeMons and ChumpCar racers. But aiming higher, sort of, I've resumed work on earlier book projects and have drafted several others, enough to flesh out the concept.

Study Guide Study Guide for Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering - Many years ago, when I first started developing and writing laboratory experiments for the students, Jim Shackelford asked if we like to work with him to create a companion study guide for his text book. Sure. We could do that. And my colleague Jerrold Franklin and I did. Instructor's Manual Instructor's Manual for Introduction to Materials Science and Engineering - Three years, for the fifth edition of Jim Shackelford's text book, we put together a much more substantial manual, over 600 pages for the instructor. This manual contained updated experiments, supplemental material, and the solutions to the example and homework problems.
Experiments Book Icon Laboratory Experiments for Materials Science - This is a rewrite of the experiments and demonstrations I developed for the courses and outreach events I was involved in. They are being updated and reformatted for a larger, more general, audience. This book should be done by late 2014. HOFAW Icon How On Fire Are We? - A labor of love that tries to capture the spirit of crapcan racing, as told by the racers themselves. This thing ended up being a 320 page beast, with over 400 photos and illustrations, and yet more teams wanted to get their stories in it. There are rumors of a second volume, and crazy rumors of an audio book.
ABC's Book Icon Children's Book - This one is also in the works. Parts of it have been drafted and the illustrations, which I may do myself, are currently in the doodle phase. Race Book Icon Racing Book - I'm currently researching this one, taking notes and writing pieces as I go, while the ideas are fresh and new. It may be a year or two before this one is done.
SAMS Book Icon Spreadsheet Applications for Materials Science - Based on what you can see in the SAMS section of this web site, it will contain many more exercises and tutorials. Matsci Book Icon Materials Science - This one is for a non-technical audience, for people with a general interest in science. I envision it as being a primer for engineering students and a low stress walk through the field of materials science for everyone else.