Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik

Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik tells the story of several things (like porcelain, paper, and graphite) that are common in our world and we tend to take for granted. All are found in a single picture of the author drinking tea on the roof of his building. Each chapter focuses on a different item in the picture, breaking it down to the tiniest part of its structure, telling stories about its history, and describing why it is important in our lives. Sometimes the explanations can be a bit long-winded and excruciatingly detailed, but usually they are fascinating. A fun, interesting read for someone interested in materials science or just in the world around them.

4 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2015: 13
Pages Read in 2015: 3956
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