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Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World
10種物質改變世界


作者  /  Mark A. Miodownik 米奧多尼克

出版社 / PENGUIN BOOKS LTD.

出版日期 / 2014/03/06

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$550

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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' Guardian

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, 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 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' Observer

Mark 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.







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2680935241006
ISBN 13 /9780241955185
ISBN 10 /0241955181
EAN /9780241955185

頁數272
裝訂平裝
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語言英文
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