9R9. Mechanics of Solids and Shells: Theories and Approximations. - G Wempner (Georgia Inst of Tech, Atlanta GA) and D Talaslidis (Aristotle Univ, Thessaloniki, Greece). CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton FL. 2003. 529 pp. ISBN 0-8493-9654-9. $119.95.

Reviewed by J Petrolito (Sch of Sci and Eng, La Trobe Univ, PO Box 199, Bendigo, Vic 3550, Australia).

This book can be considered a revised and updated edition of the first author’s book Mechanics of Solids with Applications to Thin Bodies, which was originally published in 1973. Readers who are familiar with this book will find that much of it has been retained, usually verbatim, in the book under review. The main differences are a slight rearrangement of the material, a new chapter on finite elements, and disappointedly, the deletion of the exercises. This latter change, which diminishes the usefulness of the...

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