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* * * Winner of the 2014 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * * Stuff Matters by Mark Miodnownik is a unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity.'Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives' GuardianEverything 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.'A certain sort of madness may be necessary to pull off what he has attempted here, which is a wholesale animation of the inanimate: Miodownik achieves precisely what he sets out to' The Times'Insightful, fascinating. The futuristic materials will elicit gasps. Makes even the most everyday substance seem exciting' Sunday Times'Wonderful. Miodownik writes well enough to make even concrete sparkle' Financial Times'I stayed up all night reading this book' Oliver Sacks'Expert, deftly written, immensely enjoyable' ObserverMark Miodownik is Professor of Materials and Society at UCL, scientist-in-residence on Dara O Briain's Science Club (BBC2) and presenter of several documentaries, including The Genius of Invention (BBC2). In 2010, he gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, broadcast on BBC4. He is Director of the UCL Institute of Making, which is home to a materials library containing some of the most wondrous matter on earth, and has collaborated to make interactive events with many museums, such as Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery and Wellcome Collection. In 2014 Stuff Matters won the Royal Society Winton Prize.

* * * Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books * * *

FROM THE TEA-CUP TO THE JET ENGINE, STUFF MATTERS IS A UNIQUE, INSPIRING EXPLORATION OF HUMAN CREATIVITY.

'Enthralling. A mission to re-acquaint us with the wonders of the fabric that sustains our lives' Guardian

'I stayed up all night reading this book' Oliver Sacks
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Everything is made of something.

The everyday objects: paper clips, the textiles that make your clothesand the cups you drink from. The extraordinary new materials: self-healing metals, silicon chips and bionic implants paving the future. Stuff Matters reveals the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day.

From ancient technologies to those shaping our future, this is a book to inspire amazement and delight at mankind's material creativity.
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'A certain sort of madness may be necessary to pull off what he has attempted here, which is a wholesale animation of the inanimate: Miodownik achieves precisely what he sets out to' The Times

'Insightful, fascinating. The futuristic materials will elicit gasps. Makes even the most everyday substance seem exciting' Sunday Times

'Wonderful. Miodownik writes well enough to make even concrete sparkle' Financial Times

'Expert, deftly written, immensely enjoyable' Observer



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Mark Miodownik

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Produktinformationen

Titel
Stuff Matters
Untertitel
The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World
Autor
EAN
9780141970745
ISBN
978-0-14-197074-5
Format
E-Book (epub)
Hersteller
Penguin
Herausgeber
Penguin
Genre
Naturwissenschaft
Veröffentlichung
06.06.2013
Digitaler Kopierschutz
Adobe-DRM
Dateigrösse
2.99 MB
Anzahl Seiten
352
Jahr
2013
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