By Mark Miodownik
“A exciting account of the fashionable fabric world.” —Wall highway Journal
"Miodownik, a fabrics scientist, explains the historical past and technological know-how in the back of issues corresponding to paper, glass, chocolate, and urban with an infectious enthusiasm." —Scientific American
Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does any fabric glance and behave how it does? those are the kinds of questions that popular fabrics scientist Mark Miodownik always asks himself. Miodownik reviews items as traditional as an envelope and as unforeseen as concrete textile, uncovering the interesting secrets and techniques that carry jointly our actual international. In Stuff Matters, Miodownik explores the fabrics he encounters in a customary morning, from the metal in his razor to the froth in his footwear. filled with mesmerizing stories of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff issues will make you spot stuff in a complete new way.
"Stuff concerns is approximately hidden wonders, the astounding houses of fabrics we predict uninteresting, banal, and unworthy of attention...It's attainable this technology and those tales were advised somewhere else, yet just like the most sensible chocolatiers, Miodownik will get the combination right." —New York occasions e-book Review