Stuff Matters (MP3 CD)

Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

By Mark Miodownik, Michael Page (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781494554446

Publication Date: July 29, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (7/28/2014)
Paperback (3/17/2015)
Compact Disc (7/29/2014)
Hardcover (5/27/2014)
Paperback, Chinese (9/1/2015)
Compact Disc (7/29/2014)

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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.

About the Author

Mark Miodownik is 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. Visit Mark at

Michael Page has been recording audiobooks since 1984 and has over two hundred titles to his credit. He has won several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for "The War That Killed Achilles" by Caroline Alexander and "The Lies of Locke Lamora" by Scott Lynch.