Iron, Steel and Swords

Helmut Föll

A detailed history of iron and steel from a Materials Science point of view. The history of swords provides the main guiding line.
There are 130 modules for the main body or "backbone" of this "Hyperscript". They are augmented by about 340 additional modules mostly (but not always) relevant to the subject.
Around 2500 pictures and graphics, some in large format, can be looked at
And all for free.
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Replica of pattern welded
Viking sword

The real thing
Source: Patrick Barta Source: Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg, Germany
PDF-version of backbone (103 MB!)
ZIP-version of hyperscript (1.66 GB!)
A version of this starting page translated into Latvian by Lucja Adamska can be found in this link

How to Start

Go the direct way, or
Use the Menu bar on the left. This leaves four alternatives:
  Click on "Introduction" and start at the beginning.
  Click on the chapter of interest and take it from there.
  Click on "Module Matrix" (highly recommended!) and start with whatever looks interesting.
  Click on "Index" and go for whatever catches your eye.

Which Browser?

This Hyperscript is optimized for the Windows Explorer because it seems to be the one best suired to some non-trivial math notation. Mozilla will also work
The link opens a "Check your Browser" page where ypou can see how things should appear. Switch to the Windows Explorer or Mozilla if your browser has problems.


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H. Foell
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