J. E. Gordon, a professor at the University of Reading, is renowned for his research in plastics, crystals, and new materials.
Here we have the conversation in the unbuttoned mood of a learned
engineer with wide sympathies about his art, its history, its
range, and the silly things which happen. It reads easily and has
immense charm.--Architect's Journal
It is really, really good if you want a primer on structural design.--Elon Musk
Rich and readable...personal, witty, and ironic.--Scientific American