Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

Professor Mark Miodownik is passionate about materials and his enthusiasm for the subject shines through in Stuff Matters. All the “stuff” we’re surrounded by, including the ones that grace the cover of his entertaining treatise, are special and to the author’s immense credit, the book emerges as a fun romp through the history and science of some of the world’s most intriguing materials. Using a simple photograph as the anchor for each chapter, Miodownik succeeds in driving home the point that “materials are a reflection of who we are, a multi-scale expression of our human needs and desires.” Highly recommended.

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