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    • Stuff Matters

    • Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
    • By: Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,420
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,068

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly good

    • By D. MacLeod on 01-29-15
    • Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
    • By: Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins
    • Release date: 07-29-14
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 3,420 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59

    • Stuff Matters

    • By: Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    A unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity from one of the UK's best-known scientists. Everything 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 inner workings of the man-made world and the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day. From the teacup 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 creativity. 

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Liquid

    • The Spellbinding Substances That Guide Our Lives
    • By: Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you: but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you? And why? Why does one liquid make us drunk and another power a jumbo jet? Sometimes dangerous, often delightful and always fascinating, discover the secret lives of liquids, from one of our best known scientists. From the best-selling author of Stuff Matters comes a fascinating tour of the world of these surprising or sinister substances - the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves we encounter day to day.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent book.

    • By T on 09-12-18
    • The Spellbinding Substances That Guide Our Lives
    • By: Mark Miodownik
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 6 hrs and 49 mins
    • Release date: 09-06-18
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 ratings

    Regular price: $21.81