The Resource Stuff : the materials the world is made of, Ivan Amato

Stuff : the materials the world is made of, Ivan Amato

Label
Stuff : the materials the world is made of
Title
Stuff
Title remainder
the materials the world is made of
Statement of responsibility
Ivan Amato
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From plastics to smart materials to never-before-seen composites, scientists have transformed the raw materials of the wilderness into the stuff of the modern world. Now, award-winning journalist Ivan Amato explores this fascinating science. Much more than a history of the material sciences, Stuff brims with interviews with cutting-edge experts in the field, many of whom are building new materials literally atom by atom, and describes such astounding achievements as artificial diamonds created from peanut butter and how nanotechnologists are building new-age, state-of-the-art machines no thicker than a few hundred atoms. Compelling and informative, it gives readers a marvelous glimpse into the modern world of technology and the smart materials that are at the forefront of tomorrow's breakthroughs in computers, military weaponry, electronics, and more
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Amato, Ivan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TA403.2
LC item number
.A48 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Materials
  • High technology
  • Matériaux
  • Technologie de pointe
  • Matériaux
  • Technologie de pointe
  • Innovations technologiques
  • Nanotechnologies
  • High technology
  • Materials
  • Materiais
  • Tecnologia
Label
Stuff : the materials the world is made of, Ivan Amato
Link
https://archive.org/details/stuffmaterialswo00amat
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stuff, stuff, everywhere stuff -- Trial and error: Earth, air, fire, and water -- New stuff in the old world -- Secret architecture of stuff -- Birth of a superdiscipline: Materials research comes of age -- Materials Serengeti: Synthetic diamond -- Biomimetic materials -- Smart materials -- Other sightings -- Materials by design: Rite of atomic masons: Spray painting with atoms -- Road to band-gap engineering -- Composing steel -- Stuff that dreams are made of
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9780465083282
Lccn
96037051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35750387
  • (OCoLC)ocm35750387
Label
Stuff : the materials the world is made of, Ivan Amato
Link
https://archive.org/details/stuffmaterialswo00amat
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 267-283) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Stuff, stuff, everywhere stuff -- Trial and error: Earth, air, fire, and water -- New stuff in the old world -- Secret architecture of stuff -- Birth of a superdiscipline: Materials research comes of age -- Materials Serengeti: Synthetic diamond -- Biomimetic materials -- Smart materials -- Other sightings -- Materials by design: Rite of atomic masons: Spray painting with atoms -- Road to band-gap engineering -- Composing steel -- Stuff that dreams are made of
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9780465083282
Lccn
96037051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)35750387
  • (OCoLC)ocm35750387

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