An introduction to the structure and properties of polymeric fibers, with emphasis on fibers used as textiles and industrial fibers. Part One introduces fundamental concepts of organic fiber chemistry and morphology. Part Two presents the mot important aspects of mechanical properties. Up-to-date coverage, including treatment of high performance fibers, superabsorbants, liquid crystal polymers, electrical conductivity, and other current topics. Emphasis on fundamental principles. Shows applications of basic principles in real materials.