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"Made to Measure" introduces a general audience to one of today's most exciting areas of scientific research: materials science. Philip Ball describes how scientists are currently inventing thousands of new 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 repe ...more
Paperback, 472 pages
Published October 3rd 1999 by Princeton University Press (first published December 1st 1997)
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Dated now ( blue wavelength lasers were just being rolled out at the time of writing ) but like the previous ' Molecules ' essential to understanding nanotechnology. Neither book has a GLOSSARY !
Getting a bit dated now, many of the developments posited into the future have happened, but a great insight into the vision of where material sciences are going.
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Philip Ball (born 1962) is an English science writer. He holds a degree in chemistry from Oxford and a doctorate in physics from Bristol University. He was an editor for the journal Nature for over 10 years. He now writes a regular column in Chemistry World. Ball's most-popular book is the 2004 Critical Mass: How One Things Leads to Another, winner of the 2005 Aventis Prize for Science Books. It e ...more
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