Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world / Mark Miodownik.
- 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.
- Copyright: ©2013
|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.
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