Mark A. Miodownik - Author

About the Author

Mark Miodownik is Professor of Materials and Society at UCL, scientist-in-residence on Dara O Briain's Science Club (BBC2) and presenter of several documentaries, including The Genius of Invention (BBC2). In 2010, he gave the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, broadcast on BBC4. He is Director of the UCL Institute of Making, which is home to a materials library containing some of the most wondrous matter on earth, and has collaborated to make interactive events with many museums, such as Tate Modern, the Hayward Gallery and Wellcome Collection.

Featured books by Mark A. Miodownik

Stuff Matters The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World

Stuff Matters The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World

Author: Mark A. Miodownik Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. Everything is made of something...From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, Stuff Matters reveals the inner workings of the man-made world, the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day. From the tea-cup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, from the ancient technologies of fabrics and ceramic to today's self-healing metals and bionic implants, this is a book to inspire amazement and delight at mankind's creativity.

Other books by Mark A. Miodownik

Liquid The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Liquid The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Author: Mark A. Miodownik Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Sometimes explosive, often delightful, occasionally poisonous, but always fascinating: the secret lives of liquids, from one of our best-known scientists A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you: but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you? And why? Why does one liquid make us drunk, and another power a jumbo jet? From the bestselling author of Stuff Matters comes a fascinating tour of the world of these surprising or sinister substances - the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves we all encounter every day. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with water, wine, oil and more, Miodownik shows that liquids are agents of death and destruction as well as substances of wonder and fascination, and - just as in Stuff Matters - his unique brand of scientific storytelling brings them and their mysterious properties alive in a captivating new way.

Liquid The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Liquid The Delightful and Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Author: Mark A. Miodownik Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

A series of glasses of transparent liquids is in front of you: but which will quench your thirst and which will kill you? And why? Why does one liquid make us drunk, and another power a jumbo jet? Sometimes dangerous, often delightful, and always fascinating, discover the secret lives of liquids, from one of our best-known scientists. From the bestselling author of Stuff Matters comes a fascinating tour of the world of these surprising or sinister substances - the droplets, heartbeats and ocean waves we encounter day-to-day. Structured around a plane journey which sees encounters with water, wine, and oil, among others, Miodownik shows that liquids are agents of death and destruction as well as substances of wonder and fascination. Just as in Stuff Matters his unique brand of scientific storytelling brings them and their mysterious properties alive in a captivating new way, revealing why liquids flow up a tree but down a hill, why oil is sticky, how waves can travel so far, why things dry, how liquids can be crystals, the future of liquid self-healing roads, and how to make the perfect cup of tea. In Liquid Miodownik unlocks the mysterious properties of the slippery, dark, explosive, delicious, and poisonous liquids that Airport Security are rightly worried about and that we have come to rely on.

Stuff Matters The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World

Stuff Matters The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials that Shape Our Man-made World

Author: Mark A. Miodownik Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/03/2014

Winner of the Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2014. Everything is made of something...From the everyday objects in our homes to the most extraordinary new materials that will shape our future, Stuff Matters reveals the inner workings of the man-made world, the miracles of craft, design, engineering and ingenuity that surround us every day. From the tea-cup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, from the ancient technologies of fabrics and ceramic to today's self-healing metals and bionic implants, this is a book to inspire amazement and delight at mankind's creativity.

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