Liquid: The Delightful And Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

December 25, 2018|
Liquid: The Delightful And Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives by Mark Miodownik
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By the author of the best-selling, prize-winning Stuff Matters

'A truly delightful read' Jim Al-Khalili, author of Paradox

'Exciting, anarchic and surprising' Katy Guest, The Guardian

This fascinating new book by the bestselling scientist and engineer Mark Miodownik is an expert tour of the world of the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves that we come across every day. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with substances from water and glue to coffee and wine, he shows how these liquids can bring death and destruction as well as wonder and fascination.

From László Bíró's revolutionary pen and Abraham Gesner's kerosene to cutting-edge research on self-repairing roads and liquid computers, Miodownik uses his winning formula of scientific storytelling to bring the everyday to life. He reveals why liquids can flow up a tree but down a hill, why oil is sticky, how waves can travel so far, and how to make the perfect cup of tea. Here are the secret lives of substances that we rely on but rarely understand.

'An exhilarating, eye-opening ride' Philip Ball, science writer and author of H2O

'A thrilling read, from start to finish' Tim Radford, author of The Consolations of Physics

A Financial Times Master of Science and chosen by The Times as one of the 100 most influential scientists in the UK, Mark Miodownik is Professor of Materials and Society at University College London, where he is also Director of the Institute of Making. He is the author of the book Stuff Matters, a New York Times bestseller which won t...
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Title:Liquid: The Delightful And Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our LivesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.79 X 5.61 X 1.05 inShipping dimensions:288 pages, 8.79 X 5.61 X 1.05 inPublished:December 25, 2018Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0241977290

ISBN - 13:9780241977293

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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