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

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

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Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world
Title
Stuff matters
Title remainder
exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made 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 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"--
Summary
A world-leading materials scientist presents an engrossing collection of stories that explain the science and history of materials, from the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, revealing the miracles of engineering that seep into our everyday lives
Writing style
Award
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
  • Royal Society General Prizes for Science Books, 2014.
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10313110
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Miodownik, Mark
Dewey number
620.1/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA403.2
LC item number
.M56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Materials science
  • Materials science
Target audience
adult
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exploring the marvelous materials that shape our manmade world
Label
Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world, Mark Miodownik
Link
http://www.hmhco.com
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprint of: London : Penguin, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 233) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indomitable -- Trusted -- Fundamental -- Delicious -- Marvelous -- Imaginative -- Invisible -- Unbreakable -- Refined -- Immortal -- Synthesis
Control code
ocn894498953
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780544236042
Lccn
2013047575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894498953
Label
Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world, Mark Miodownik
Link
http://www.hmhco.com
Publication
Copyright
Note
Reprint of: London : Penguin, 2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 233) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Indomitable -- Trusted -- Fundamental -- Delicious -- Marvelous -- Imaginative -- Invisible -- Unbreakable -- Refined -- Immortal -- Synthesis
Control code
ocn894498953
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xviii, 252 pages
Isbn
9780544236042
Lccn
2013047575
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894498953

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