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Published: 23 October 2014

160 Pages | Approximately 20 black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780199672677

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Materials: A Very Short Introduction

Christopher Hall

Very Short Introductions

  • Looks at a wide range of materials from steel, concrete, and plastics to wood, semiconductors, oil, gas, and food
  • Considers materials within their scientific, industrial, and cultural context - influencing communications, the media, architecture, building, and the fine arts
  • Explains how materials are made and how they behave as we use them
  • Shows how material science brings together engineering and technology with physics, chemistry, and biology
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over six million copies sold worldwide

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