Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World

Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World

Mark Miodownik (1988, Metallurgy) 

Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World (Penguin, 2014)

Mark Miodownik's book explores the inner workings of the man-made world, and explains the science and the history of materials behind many everyday objects as well as some of our more ingenious inventions.