Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-Made World
written by Mark Miodownik
Penguin Books Ltd | ISBN 9780241955185
Paperback – 272 pages
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Everything is made of something . . .
From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, Stuff Matters reveals the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day.
From the tea-cup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, from the ancient technologies of fabrics and ceramic to today's self-healing metals and bionic implants, this is a book to inspire amazement and delight at mankind's material creativity.