For example, Miodownik includes bank notes in his analysis when many would point out that they are linen-based and not really paper. This was the one book I received for Christmas, having acquired rather a lot in my various visits to bookshops last year. Stuff Matters Item Preview. Materials science is not my strongest point. In Stuff Matters, Miodownik entertainingly examines the materials he encounters in a typical morning, from the steel in his razor and the graphite in his pencil to the foam in his sneakers and the concrete in a nearby skyscraper. From the towering skyscrapers of our cities to the most ordinary objects in our homes, from the tea cup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, world-leading materials scientist Mark Miodownik reveals the miracles of engineering and ingenuity that permeate every aspect of our lives.
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An interesting point I learnt was that metals tend to be in crystalline forms and that the manipulation miidownik steel in particular think of a blacksmith hammering out a hot blade is reliant on the slippage of these crystals over one another. If you want to make your own review of this ebook feel free to read online here.
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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. Why does a paper clip bend?
Review Till Death by Jennifer L. Building on the opening salvo about steel, it is only natural that the opening chapter moidownik at steel, a substance that Miodownik points out is ubiquitous in the modern world, mkodownik it goes almost unnoticed by many.
The book is told as moodownik story of a photograph. Many of these inventions are so familiar that we barely notice them – fibres for clothes, metals for tools, ceramics for storage, paper for communication, chocolate for pleasure – and yet they have transformed mankind.
The hidden gem of the Milky Way, a planet five times the size of Earth, made entirely of diamond. I applied for the advanced copy despite the fact that I had already pre-ordered the book months ago. This was the miodpwnik book I received for Christmas, having acquired rather a lot in my various visits to bookshops last year.
I was more interested in the purity of maths than the mess of metallurgy.
Materials science is not my strongest point. From the towering skyscrapers of our cities to the most ordinary objects in our homes, from the tea pf to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, world-leading materials scientist Mark Miodownik reveals the miracles of engineering and ingenuity that permeate every aspect of our lives.
Stuff Matters Item Preview. What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? Uploaded by Arisch on December 25, There are no reviews yet.
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.
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The only disappointment came in the discussion of graphene. An eye-opening adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science Why is glass see-through?
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Review Wintersong by S. His aim is to get us to appreciate the world around us, particularly those things which humans have manufactured or manipulated to suit their own purposes. Stuff Matters tells the stories and explains the science behind some of the most fascinating and important inventions of our species- the materials of the man-made world.
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Identifier StuffMatters Identifier-ark ark: Miodownik does cover the subject but at the end of that chapter I was left none the wiser as to what it is about graphene that ensured that work on it garnered a Nobel Prize or how it could be of wider use than as a mere curio. He offers a compendium of the most astounding histories and marvelous scientific breakthroughs in the material world, including: We get a brief rundown in the history of steel, including the industrialisation of it via the Bessemer process.
One fact that I learnt was that receipt paper already has ink within it but that it only appears when treated with heat. I recall my A-level physics teacher trying to persuade my best friend and I to look into materials science as a degree.