11R19. Cosserat Theories: Shells, Rods and Points. Solid Mechanics and its Applications, Vol 79. - MB Rubin (Fac of Mech Eng, Technion-Israel Inst of Tech, Haifa, Israel). Kluwer Acad Publ, Dordrecht, Netherlands. 2000. 480 pp. ISBN 0-7923-6489-9. $205.00.

Reviewed by AH Cardon (Dept of Mech of Mat and Construct, Free Univ Brussels, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels, B1050, Belgium).

This book by Rubin on Cosserat theories is an excellent textbook on the subject with more specific applications to shells, rods, and even points. The book is published as part of the famous series on Solid Mechanics and its Applications, edited by GML Gladwell. This work can be of great help for research engineers and scientists who have to design one- or two-dimensional structural components and who want to understand the basic aspects of those elements out of the one- and two-dimensional...

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