Liquid Rules : The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Liquid Rules : The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Description

"Entertaining...From the physics of ballpoint pens to the origin of jet-aircraft contrails, the book rewards the reader with fascinating facts and insights. Every day, millions of people travel on an airplane. Fortunately, Mark Miodownik was recently one of them." --Wall Street Journal

Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the New York Times-bestselling author of Stuff Matters shows us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid "stuff."

We all know that without water we couldn't survive, and that sometimes a cup of coffee or a glass of wine feels just as vital. But do we really understand how much we rely on liquids, or the destructive power they hold?

Set over the course of a flight from London to San Francisco, Liquid Rules offers readers a fascinating tour of these formless substances, told through the language of molecules, droplets, heartbeats, and ocean waves. Throughout the trip, we encounter fluids within the plane--from a seemingly ordinary cup of tea to a liquid crystal display screen--and without, in the volcanoes of Iceland, the frozen expanse of Greenland, and the marvelous California coastline. We come to see liquids as substances of wonder and fascination, and to understand their potential for death and destruction. Just as in Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik's unique brand of scientific storytelling brings liquids and their mysterious properties to life in a captivating new way.


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Details

Author(s)
Mark Miodownik
Format
Hardback | 256 pages
Dimensions
142 x 211 x 28mm | 340g
Publication date
19 Feb 2019
Publisher
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Publication City/Country
Boston, MA, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, unspecified
ISBN10
054485019X
ISBN13
9780544850194
Bestsellers rank
294,831