Beginning with the publication of the first edition in 1991, this has been one of the top selling books in the field. It has been used as a required text in over 100 universities worldwide and has become an indispensable reference for thousands of practicing engineers. The Third Edition reflects recent advances in the field, although it still retains the characteristics that made it a best selling title. Providing a thorough coverage of a wide range of topics, this book covers both theoretical and practical aspects of fracture mechanics and integrates materials science with solid mechanics. This edition includes expanded coverage of weight functions and a new chapter on environmental cracking.