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Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world / Mark Miodownik.

Miodownik, Mark, author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9780544483941
  • ISBN: 0544483944
  • Physical Description: xviii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Mariner Books edition.
  • Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: London : Penguin Books Ltd, 2013.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 233) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Indomitable -- Trusted -- Fundamental -- Delicious -- Marvelous -- Imaginative -- Invisible -- Unbreakable -- Refined -- Immortal -- Synthesis.
Summary, etc.:
"Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? With clarity and humor, world-leading materials scientist Mark Miodownik answers all the questions you've ever had about your pens, spoons, and razor blades, while also introducing a whole world full of materials you've never even heard of: the diamond five times the size of Earth; concrete cloth that can be molded into any shape; and graphene, the thinnest, strongest, stiffest material in existence--only a single atom thick-- enthralling stories that explain the science and history of materials"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Materials science > Popular works.
Genre: Science.
Nonfiction.
History.
Science > Technology.
Science > Chemistry.

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