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

by Miodownik, Mark.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Penguin Books, 2014Description: 264 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.ISBN: 9780241955185; 0241955181.Subject(s): Materials science -- Popular works
Contents:
Indomitable -- Trusted -- Fundamental -- Delicious -- Marvelous -- Imaginative -- Invisible -- Unbreakable -- Refined -- Immortal -- Synthesis
Summary: 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 ingenious and improbable inventions
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Originally published: London: Viking, 2013

Includes bibliographical references and index

Indomitable -- Trusted -- Fundamental -- Delicious -- Marvelous -- Imaginative -- Invisible -- Unbreakable -- Refined -- Immortal -- Synthesis

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 ingenious and improbable inventions

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