Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

by Miodownik, Mark (Author)

ISBN: 9780544483941

An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science

Format: Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Mariner Books, March 2015

Product Dimensions: 7.8 L × 5.2 W × 0.8 H

Publisher Marketing: New York Times Bestseller

A thrilling account of the modern material world. --Wall Street Journal

Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the sorts of questions that renowned materials scientist Mark Miodownik constantly asks himself. Miodownik studies objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. In Stuff Matters, Miodownik explores the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor to the foam in his sneakers. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a whole new way.

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