Liquid: The Delightful And Dangerous Substances That Flow Through Our Lives

Author: Mark Miodownik

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  • : $22.95(AUD)
  • : 9780241977323
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Viking
  • : July 2019
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  • : Mark Miodownik
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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, heart beats 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.