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Science  21 May 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5418, pp. 1280
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5418.1280

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The Structure of Materials. Samuel M. Allen and Edwin L. Thomas. Wiley, New York, 1999. 463 pp. $102.95. ISBN 0-471-00082-5.

Adopting a perspective that reflects modern materials research and development, Allen and Thomas organize their textbook around structural descriptions of three states of condensed matter: glasses, crystals, and liquid crystals.