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Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Liquid Rules: The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

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Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, and always fascinating: the New York Times bestselling author of Stuff Matters offers an entertaining discussion of the various ways our lives are enriched by fluids" (The Wall Street Journal). We know that we need water to survive, and that, for some of us, a cup of coffee or a glass of wine can feel just as vital. But do we really understand how much we rely on liquids, or their destructive power? Set on one of the author's transatlantic flights, Liquid Rules offers readers a tour of these formless substances, told through the language of molecules, droplets, heartbeats, and ocean waves. We encounter fluids within the plane--from hand soap to liquid crystal display screens--and without: in the volcanoes of Iceland, the frozen expanse of Greenland, and the marvelous California coastline. We come to see liquids with wonder and fascination, and to understand their potential for death and destruction. Just as in his bestselling, award-winning Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik's unique brand of scientific storytelling brings his subject to life in ways that will inform and amuse science buffs and lay readers alike.

Author: Mark Miodownik
Publisher: Mariner Books
Published: 02/11/2020
Pages: 256
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.45lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9780358108450

About the Author
MARK MIODOWNIK is professor of materials and society and director of the Institute of Making at University College London. He is the best-selling author of Stuff Matters, winner of the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award for Books and the Royal Society Winton Prize.

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