Second Edition, reprint published in 2000 by John Wiley & Sons. Includes numerous charts and notes as well as a detailed and useful index.
'Basic Solid State Chemistry, Second Edition is a thorough revision of this best selling introductory text. This edition provides the reader with an up to date account of the essential topics in this exciting and developing area. Whilst the structure of the first edition has been retained, introducing topics in a logical and coherent way, the text has been revised to include latest developments and concepts. There is a new chapter on Synthetic Methods covering solid state, precursor, chemie douce, intercalation, gas phase (MOCVD, vapour phase transport), hydrothermal and other methods. In addition there is new material on fullerenes, spinels and applications of phase diagrams. The coverage of solid solutions has been expanded and many of the diagrams have been considerably improved, as have the examples and problems.'
The author, Anthony R West. was Professor at Aberdeen and Sheffield Universities.
There is an inscription in pencil on the inside front cover reading: 'Dale Phipps, Christ Church'.
There is a small amount of rubbing wear together with creases on the cover. In a good clean condition throughout.