Stuff matters: exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world
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Published:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
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Aurora Hills Adult Nonfiction
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Description

A New York Times BestsellerAn eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating scienceWhy is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? 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.In Stuff Matters, Miodownik entertainingly examines the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor and the graphite in his pencil to the foam in his sneakers and the concrete in a nearby skyscraper. He offers a compendium of the most astounding histories and marvelous scientific breakthroughs in the material world, including:

  • The imprisoned alchemist who saved himself from execution by creating the first European porcelain.
  • The hidden gem of the Milky Way, a planet five times the size of Earth, made entirely of diamond.
  • Graphene, the thinnest, strongest, stiffest material in existence—only a single atom thick—that could be used to make entire buildings sensitive to touch.
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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Format:
Book
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc:
xviii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780544236042, 0544236041

Notes

General Note
Originally published: London : Penguin, 2013.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (page 233) and index.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Miodownik, M. (2014). Stuff matters: exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world. First U.S. edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Miodownik, Mark. 2014. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-made World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Miodownik, Mark, Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-made World. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.

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Miodownik, Mark. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-made World. First U.S. edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014. Print.

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