Stuff Matters

You care about things — that's no secret — but when was the last time you stopped to think about the stuff that actually goes into all the things around you? Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World takes materialism to a whole other level, delving deep into every little thing that makes up the stuff in our world. If you've ever wondered why glass was transparent, what makes elastic stretch, or what makes steel so hard, then this is the book for you. Written by a renowned materials scientist, you'll learn about the processes and history behind the creation of some of the world's most interesting materials, from porcelain to graphene.

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