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A Love Letter To The "Stuffs" Around Us
Reviewed in India on 13 January 2020
What a fabulous read to start the new year with! Miodownik is a renowned material scientist and once upon a time a strange incident happened to him which is the reason behind his lifetime interest (obsession, really) towards materials (and I ain't giving no spoiler in advance).
Materials are everywhere around us. They shaped our civilization, they made us modern and "cultural", and to some extent we are "human" because of them. Their effects are all around us. Though most of the time we ignore them.
This book is not an exhaustive survey of materials and their relationship to human culture, but rather a snapshot. The writer shortlisted 10 different important materials to give us an idea about their impact and characteristics. And he did that so deftly, so delightfully. I highly recommend you to read the book. Coz Stuffs really matter.