This 350-p reference book, edited by J.R. Davis and offered by ASM International, covers technical aspects of gear manufacturing including an overview of gears; in-depth treatment of ferrous and nonferrous, as well as nonmetallic gear materials; gear manufacturing methods (including casting, forging and metal removal); heat treatment; mechanical testing; and failure analysis. Said to be a useful resource for metallurgists, manufacturing engineers and persons involved with gear failures for a better understanding of gear performance and gear life. Info # 261