Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World


By Mark A. Miodownik

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An exploration of human creativity. From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, it reveals the inner workings of the man-made world, the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day.


23 Jul 2015

This book was a surprise revelation to me. I learnt a lot and it was written in a very engaging way. I have a science background which I thinked helped to understand it more easily. The only chapter I didn't like was the one about movie films written as a movie dialogue. The novelty of this wore off very quickly. The chapter on steel though was fascinating.

All in all a very good read.

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