Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World


Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World Author Mark Miodownik
ISBN-10 0544483944
ISBN-13 9780544483941
Year 2015-03-17
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Mariner Books
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New York Times Bestseller New York Times Notable Book 2014 Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books A thrilling account of the modern material world Wall Street Journal Miodownik a materials scientist explains the history and science behind things such as paper glass chocolate and concrete with an infectious enthusiasm Scientific AmericanWhy is glass see through What makes elastic stretchy Why does any material look and behave the way it does These are the sorts of questions that renowned materials scientist Mark Miodownik constantly asks himself Miodownik studies objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world In Stuff Matters Miodownik explores the materials he encounters in a typical morning from the steel in his razor to the foam in his sneakers Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a whole new way Stuff Matters is about hidden wonders the astonishing properties of materials we think boring banal and unworthy of attention It s possible this science and these stories have been told elsewhere but like the best chocolatiers Miodownik gets the blend right New York Times Book Review

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