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Author Miodownik, Mark,
Title Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world / Mark Miodownik.
Imprint Boston : Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
Edition First Mariner Books edition.

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 OTTERBEIN DISPLAY - 2ND  TA403.2 .M56 2015    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
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 OTTERBEIN DISPLAY - 2ND  TA403.2 .M56 2015    AVAILABLE  LOCAL CIRC ONLY
Subject Materials science -- Popular works.
Description xviii, 252 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Edition First Mariner Books edition.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 233) and index.
Contents Indomitable -- Trusted -- Fundamental -- Delicious -- Marvelous -- Imaginative -- Invisible -- Unbreakable -- Refined -- Immortal -- Synthesis.
Summary "Why 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? 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"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780544483941 pbk.
0544483944 pbk.
OCLC # 905086074
Link Reproduction of (manifestation): Miodownik, Mark. Stuff matters. London : Penguin Books, 2013 9780670920549.