Environmental Degradation of Engineering Materials. (Microstructural Science, Vol. 19). This volume contains selected manuscripts from the 24th Annual Convention of the International Metallographic Society. It includes seventy eight presentations by authors representing nine countries and five continents. The twelve Technical Sessions were: Characterization by Transmission Electron Microscopy, Fatigue Phenomena, Applied Metallography, Advanced Microscopy, Wear and Erosion, Archaeometallurgy, Environmentally Induced Cracking, Advanced Materials I, Coatings and Surface Modifications, High Temperature Corrosion, Advanced Materials II, Novel Metallographic Techniques.