I'd like to get a book about metallurgy as a gift for a teenager. Ideally it would be one of those "how things work" books that has some technical stuff and a lot of pictures. Actually it could even have a lot of technical stuff if it also has a lot of pictures.
It seems like metallurgy would be a great topic for a popular, illustrated book -- lots of dramatic pictures of Bessemer converters, forges, blast furnaces, & so on. Anyway if you have some title you can suggest I'd be interested to hear about it.