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Liquid rules : the delightful and dangerous substances that flow through our lives / Mark Miodownik.

Miodownik, Mark, (author.).

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  • 18 of 19 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Bridgeport Public Library.
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Burroughs-Saden Main - Bridgeport 530.42 MIODOWNIK (Text to phone) 34000081445579 Adult Nonfiction Available -
North Branch - Bridgeport 530.42 MIODOWNIK (Text to phone) 34000081445587 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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General Note:
Originally published under the title Liquid in Great Britain by Penguin Books, 2018.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 216) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Explosive -- Intoxicating -- Deep -- Sticky -- Fantastic -- Visceral -- Refreshing -- Cleansing -- Cooling -- Indelible -- Cloudy -- Solid -- Sustainable.
Summary, etc.:
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. - Publisher's description.
Liquids can be explosive, delicious, occasionally poisonous, but Miodownik always finds them interesting. In showing us how much we rely on liquids, and the destructive power they hold, he offers a fascinating tour of these formless substances, told through the language of molecules, droplets, heartbeats, and ocean waves. From the volcanoes of Iceland, the frozen expanse of Greenland, to the marvelous California coastline, you'll come to see liquids as substances of wonder and fascination, and to understand their potential for death and destruction. -- adapted from jacket
Subject: Liquids > Popular works.
Matter > Properties > Popular works.
Genre: Nonfiction.
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