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Stuff matters : the strange stories of the marvellous materials that shape our man-made world

Author: Mark Miodownik
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2014. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? How come concrete pours? Why does a paperclip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? From the towering skyscrapers of our cities to the most ordinary objects in our homes, 'Stuff Matters' tells enthralling stories that explain the science and history of materials we take entirely for granted, while introducing some of humankind's most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Miodownik
ISBN: 9780241955185 0241955181
OCLC Number: 866583425
Notes: Originally published: London: Viking, 2013.
Description: 264 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: Indomitable --
Trusted --
Fundamental --
Delicious --
Marvelous --
Imaginative --
Invisible --
Unbreakable --
Refined --
Immortal --
Synthesis.
Responsibility: Mark Miodownik.

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An exploration of human creativity. From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, it reveals the inner workings of the man-made world, the  Read more...

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