Stuff Matters

Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Product Number: EB00055262
Released: May 27, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780544237049
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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Author(s): Mark Miodownik
Genre: Science, History
Original Publish Date: May 27, 2014

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Author(s): Mark Miodownik
Narrator(s): Michael Page
Genre: Science
Product Number DD14243
Released: Jul 29, 2014
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494504441
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Author(s): Mark Miodownik
Narrator(s): Michael Page
Genre: Science
Product Number Z100089294
Released: Feb 02, 2015
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494524449

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