Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-made World Audiobook, by Mark Miodownik Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Mark Miodownik Narrator: Michael Page Publisher: Tantor Audio Length: Release Date: July 2014 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781494574444

Publisher Description

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. 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. Full of enthralling tales of the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives, Stuff Matters will make you see stuff in a whole new way.

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Quotes

  • “Miodownik’s infectious curiosity and explanatory gifts will inspire [listeners] to take a closer look at the materials around them.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • Miodownik's infectious curiosity and explanatory gifts will inspire [listeners] to take a closer look at the materials around them.

    - Publishers Weekly Starred Review
  • “A compact, intense guided tour through a handful of physical materials, from concrete to chocolate, revealing what makes them profoundly affect our lives.”

    - Kirkus Reviews

Awards

  • A 2014 New York Times Notable Book

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About the Author

Mark Miodownik is a professor of materials and society at University College London. He is the director of the Institute of Making, which is home to a materials library containing some of the most wondrous matter on earth.

About the Narrator

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won numerous Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As a professional actor, he has performed regularly since 1998 with the Peterborough Players in Peterborough, New Hampshire. He is a professor of theater at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.