By P. G. Harrison (auth.), Peter J. Smith (eds.)

In universal with the editor of the 1st variation, my very own own involvement with tin chemistry started whilst I had the privilege of learning for a PhD measure below the supervision of Professor Alwyn G. Davies FRS at college university London (UCL) virtually precisely 30 years in the past. Then, following 21 years' carrier with the foreign Tin examine Institute, it used to be an outstanding excitement for me while the wheel grew to become complete circle and, in 1994, Alwyn - now an Emeritus Professor - requested me to come to UCL as an Honorary study Fellow within the Chemistry division. considered one of my first projects used to be whilst I acquired a call for participation from Blackie A&P to edit the second one variation of the Chemistry of Tin, which i used to be extremely joyful to just accept, because it enabled me to persisted my life-long curiosity in tin chemistry and to keep up touch with my former buddies and co-workers, lots of whom have contributed to this book.

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