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The Resource Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our manmade world, Mark Miodownik

Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our manmade world, Mark Miodownik

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Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our manmade world
Title
Stuff matters
Title remainder
exploring the marvelous materials that shape our manmade world
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Mark Miodownik
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Language
eng
Summary
"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 theelastic 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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Miodownik, Mark
Dewey number
620.1/1
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Materials science
  • SCIENCE / Applied Sciences
  • SCIENCE / Chemistry / Inorganic
  • HISTORY / Modern / General
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Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our manmade world, Mark Miodownik
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Publication
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Reprint of: London : Penguin, 2013
Control code
BK0013668510
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780544483941
Lccn
2013047575
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ill.
Label
Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our manmade world, Mark Miodownik
Publication
Note
Reprint of: London : Penguin, 2013
Control code
BK0013668510
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xviii, 252 p.
Isbn
9780544483941
Lccn
2013047575
Other physical details
ill.

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