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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World - Mark Miodownik
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
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An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, from concrete and steel to denim and chocolate, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science. A world-leading materials scientist presents an engrossing collection of stories that explain the science and... show more
An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, from concrete and steel to denim and chocolate, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science.

A world-leading materials scientist presents an engrossing collection of stories that explain the science and history of materials, from the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, revealing the miracles of engineering that seep into our everyday lives.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780544236042
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
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4.0 Stuff Matters
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik starts with a stabbing ends with the ability to "rebuild" man. The book leaves the reader with a sense of wonder about what amazing materials surround us and a sense of reflection on things to come. A ca...
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0.0 Materials science for poets
Loved it! A layman's introduction to a very complex but all-important field of science--one that touches us all. I give it 4 stars -- for readability and for making a complex subject very approachable.
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story
Steeped in Science, Submersed in Story rated it
5.0 Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
Ah-mazing. A brief volume packed with insight into how some basic materials of our lives work. The focus of the science is on the structure of the materials and how that affects their functions. He's managed to get to the heart of the matter and explain it well without dumbing it down too much or...
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