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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World ,

by Mark Miodownik

What makes elastic stretchy? Why is glass see-through? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? These are the kinds of questions that renowned materials scientist Mark Miodownik continuously asks himself. Miodownik studies 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 explores the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the foam in his sneakers to the metal in his razor. Filled with enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a completely new way.

Written by: Mark Miodownik
Narrated by:
Michael Page
6 hours, 34 minutes
Unabridged Audiobook
Tantor Audio



$22.95 $5.00

“Miodownik, a provides scientist, explains the historic previous and science behind points equal to paper, glass, chocolate, and concrete with an infectious enthusiasm.” —Scientific American “An thrilling account of the stylish supplies world.” —Wall Street Journal “Stuff Matters is about hidden wonders, the astonishing properties of provides we anticipate boring, banal, and unworthy of consideration…It’s potential this science and these tales have been knowledgeable elsewhere, nevertheless like the best chocolatiers, Miodownik will get the combination correct.” —New York Times Book Review


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