About the Book:
A unique and inspiring exploration of human creativity from one of the UK'sbest-known scientists
Everything is made of something...
From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materialsthat will shape our future, Stuff Matters reveals the inner workings of the mad-made world, and the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity thatsurround us every day.
From the tea-cup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, from theancient technologies of fabrics and ceramic to today's self-healing metals andbionic implants, this is a book to inspire amazement and delight at mankind'screativity.