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Eng 45 Chapter 1 - Materials Scien ce Fall 2007 Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 THE THING CALLED MICROSTRUCTURE I may perhaps catch your attention by

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Materials Science Fall, 2007 Page 4 Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 1: Introduction 1.1 THE THING CALLED MICROSTRUCTURE I may, perhaps, catch your attention by beginning with a quotation. I have chosen the following passage, which is Winston Churchill's succinct description of the birth of the Iron Age in Britain: At this point [» 400 BC] the march of invention brought a new fac- tor upon the [British] scene. Iron was dug and forged. Men armed with iron entered Britain from the continent and killed the men of bronze. At this point we can plainly recognize across the vanished millenniums a fellow-being. A biped capable of slaying another with iron is evidently to modern eyes a man and a brother. It cannot be doubted that for smashing skulls, whether long-headed or round, iron is best. - Winston S. Churchill, A History of the English-Speaking Peoples , Vol. 1, p. 10 Winston Churchill was individually responsible for a measurable fraction of the history of his own age and was, perhaps as a consequence, an unusually perceptive com-
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2010 for the course ENGLISH 45 taught by Professor Morris during the Spring '10 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Eng 45 Chapter 1 - Materials Scien ce Fall 2007 Chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 THE THING CALLED MICROSTRUCTURE I may perhaps catch your attention by

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