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- DescriptionIntroduces an area of scientific research: materials science. This book describes how scientists are inventing materials, ranging from synthetic skin, blood, and bone to substances that repair themselves and adapt to their environment, that swell and flex like muscles, that repel any ink or paint, and that capture and store the energy of the Sun.
- Author BiographyPhilip Ball is an associate editor for physical sciences with Nature. He contributes regular articles on all fields of science to the academic and popular press, and is the author of Designing the Molecular World (Princeton) and The Self-Made Tapestry (Oxford).
- PrizesShort-listed for Choice's Outstanding Academic Books 1998 (United States).
- Author(s)Philip Ball
- PublisherPrinceton University Press
- Date of Publication13/09/1999
- GenreScience: General & Reference
- Place of PublicationNew Jersey
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPrinceton University Press
- Content Note17 color illus. 61 halftones 83 line drawings
- Weight680 g
- Width152 mm
- Height235 mm
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