Books on Magnetism

What's coming?


Wiley-IEEE Press has recently signed the following books:

Stan Charap
Press Liaison


IEEE Press's agreement with John Wiley and Sons was finalized in early 2001 and became effective April 1st 2001. The IEEE Press still maintains a staff of editors who search out and contract with new authors and work with them to develop manuscripts, which are then published under the "co-branded" Wiley-IEEE Press imprint. Although production, distribution and marketing are handled by Wiley, IEEE members continue to receive a 15% discount on the list price, as they did when IEEE Press maintained their own sales and distribution operation. (Larger discounts are offered when the books are bought at book displays in association with conferences such as MMM and Intermag.)

Catalogs and ordering information information are available both on IEEE's and Wiley's websites. Go to: and follow the link to "Books", or:, where Wiley has established a special home page for all of the books included in the joint imprint.

A word of warning: Wiley's search engine has creatively classified books on magnetism, making a search by subject rather challenging. The kind of books likely to appeal to Magnetics Society members are listed variously under such topic headings as "Electricity and Magnetism" (which is mostly populated by E&M college texts), Materials Science, and some other, more eccentric, choices. The classic Physical Principles of Magnetism by Morrish, recently re-issued by IEEE Press, is listed under General Electromagnetic Theory. Four other books sponsored by the Magnetics Society (Ashar on Magnetic Disk Drive Technology, Bozorth on Ferromagnetism, Daniel, Mee and Clark on Magnetic Recording: the First Hundred Years, and Ed Della Torre on Magnetic Hysteresis) are listed under Superconductors! It gets worse; Gambino and Suzukiís book on Magneto-Optical Recording Materials can only be found in the category called "Database and Data Warehousing Technologies."

Bob O'Handley's excellent Modern Magnetic Materials: Principles and Applications is rather more sensibly listed under "Magnetic Materials," itself a subset of "Physics and Astronomy." (This is a Wiley book, not Wiley-IEEE Press.)

Further details on all books mentioned above, with list prices, follow. Remember, IEEE members get a 15% discount off Wiley-IEEE books, or 20% if bought at conferences such as the coming Intermag in Boston. You must quote promotion code #38011 as you check out to be credited with your member discount.

What's new?

Magnetic Disk Drive Technology : Heads, Media, Channel, Interfaces, and Integration Kanu G. Ashar
ISBN: 0-7803-1083-7
Hardcover, 366 Pages
1996, Wiley-IEEE Press
US $105.00

Kanu G. Ashar
Richard M. Bozorth
ISBN: 0-7803-1032-2
Hardcover, 986 Pages
1993, Wiley-IEEE Press
US $115.00

Magnetic Recording: The First 100 Years
Eric D. Daniel (Editor), C. Denis Mee (Editor), Mark H. Clark (Editor)
ISBN: 0-7803-4709-9
Hardcover, 370 Pages
1998, Wiley-IEEE Press
US $66.95

Magnetic Hysteresis
Edward Della Torre
ISBN: 0-7803-6041-9
Paperback, 230 Pages
2000, Wiley-IEEE Press
US $73.95

Magneto-Optical Recording Materials
Richard J. Gambino (Editor), Takao Suzuki (Editor)
ISBN: 0-7803-1009-8
Hardcover, 464 Pages
1999, Wiley-IEEE Press
US $125.

The Story of Electrical and Magnetic Measurements:
From 500 BC to the 1940s
Joseph F. Keithley
ISBN: 0-7803-1193-0
Paperback, 256 Pages
1998, Wiley-IEEE Press
US $62.95

The Physical Principles of Magnetism
Allan H. Morrish
ISBN: 0-7803-6029-X
Hardcover, 696 Pages
2001, Wiley-IEEE Press
US $99.95

Modern Magnetic Materials: Principles and Applications
Robert C. O'Handley
ISBN: 0-471-15566-7
Hardcover, 768 Pages
US $140.00

Society members with ideas for new books or candidates for the Classic Re-Issue series are urged to get in touch with the undersigned. Members who would like to volunteer their services as technical reviewers are also needed.

John T. Scott,
Magnetics Society Liaison to IEEE Press
E-mail: matilto:


IEEE Xplore
now includes the pre-1988 issues of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.

From: Ron Goldfarb
Publications Editor-in-Chief

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