Stuff matters: exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world

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Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? These are the sorts of questions that Mark Miodownik is constantly asking himself. A globally renowned materials scientist, Miodownik has spent his life exploring objects as ordinary as an envelope and as unexpected as concrete cloth, uncovering the fascinating secrets that hold together our physical world. From the teacup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, our lives are overflowing with materials. 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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Grouping Title stuff matters exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man made world
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display_description "Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paperclip 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.Stuff Matters tells enthralling stories that explain the science and history of materials. From the teacup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, Miodownik reveals the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives. As engaging as it is incisive, Stuff Matters will make you see the materials that surround you with new eyes"--
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subject_facet Materials science -- Popular works
title_display Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world
title_full Stuff Matters Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World, Stuff Matters Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-made World, Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world / Mark Miodownik
title_short Stuff matters :
title_sub exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world
topic_facet Materials science, Nonfiction, Science