Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik audiobook

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

By Mark Miodownik
Read by Michael Page

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6.57 Hours 1
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Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? 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.

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Summary

Summary

A 2014 New York Times Notable Book

Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip bend? 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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Miodownik’s infectious curiosity and explanatory gifts will inspire [listeners] to take a closer look at the materials around them.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Miodownik's infectious curiosity and explanatory gifts will inspire [listeners] to take a closer look at the materials around them. Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“A compact, intense guided tour through a handful of physical materials, from concrete to chocolate, revealing what makes them profoundly affect our lives.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Mark Miodownik

Author Bio: Mark Miodownik

Mark Miodownik is a professor of materials and society at University College London. He is the director of the Institute of Making, which is home to a materials library containing some of the most wondrous matter on earth.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Science
Runtime: 6.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English