CHAPTER 1: INDOMITABLE • On Stainless Steel • During the stone age, metals were extremely rare save for some deposits of copper and gold which were hard to find. You can filter on reading intentions from the list, as well as view them within your profile. From the teacup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, Miodownik reveals the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives. This item appears on. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “Stuff Matters” by Mark Miodownik. Your reading intentions are private to you and will not be shown to other users. Metals, on the other hand can be hammered into shape because of their fluidity and malleability. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. • The word diamond is derived from the Greek adamas, meaning “unadulterated” or “unbreakable”. • Without gold, copper and iron, Stone Age peoples used mainly wood, flint, and bone. • On carbon and its many allotropes. Setting up reading intentions help you organise your course reading. To set a reading intention, click through to any list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side: Stuff matters: the strange stories of the marvellous materials that shape our man-made world, Contextualising Practice 2 (Designed for Life), Extract from the Introduction IN: Stuff Matters, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). • BONDING STRUCTURE OF DIAMOND: Two of the 6 electrons of a carbon atom do not participate in the “atom’s chemical life” as it interacts with other atoms. STUFF MATTERS: Chapter 8. Stuff Matters tells enthralling stories that explain the science and history of materials. Stuff Matters Summary. • Wood, flint, and bone break easily. It makes it easy to scan through your lists and keep track of progress. Preview. CHAPTER 8: UNBREAKABLE. Chapter Author(s) Mark Miodownik Page start 32 Page end 41 Is part of Book Title Stuff matters: the strange stories of the marvellous materials that shape our man-made world Author(s) Mark Miodownik Date 2014 Publisher Penguin Books Pub place London ISBN-13 9780241955185. Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. Here's an example of what they look like: Your reading intentions are also stored in your profile for future reference.