Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

This is another review done as a member of Amazon Vine, so I'm posting a description of the book with a direct link to my review on Amazon.

book cover
Stuff Matters
by Mark Miodownik

ISBN-13: 9780544236042
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Released: May 27, 2014

Book Description, Modified from Back Cover:
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? 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.

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

My Review: Link to my review on Amazon.

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