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New materials : present knowledge, future trends

Author: Robin Kerrod
Publisher: London : Franklin Watts, 2003.
Series: 21st century science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Discusses the history, science and technology of new materials. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Children's nonfiction
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Kerrod
ISBN: 0749645881 9780749645885
OCLC Number: 50272656
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 44 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 portrait ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Raw materials --
Marvellous metals --
Polymers and plastics --
Fibres and composites --
Adhesives and superglues --
Ceramics and glass --
Clever crystals --
Super silicon --
Fuels for the future --
Manipulating molecules and genes --
Materials in space --
Conservation and recycling.
Series Title: 21st century science.
Responsibility: Robin Kerrod.

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What is a 'super alloy,' what material keeps the space shuttle cool? Advances in new materials are changing our lives right now. Where is technology leading us? Find out in this easy to read and  Read more...

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