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Man-Made Materials

From the metals that make up the plumbing and wiring in our homes to the plastics that package our foods, scientists are constantly working to improve on natural materials to develop better products. In this… (See Below for Full Description)
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From the metals that make up the plumbing and wiring in our homes to the plastics that package our foods, scientists are constantly working to improve on natural materials to develop better products. In this title, discover the history and properties of man-made materials and how they have allowed humans to reinvent their world. Learn how chemists have revolutionized everything from packaging to food production and how specially designed metal alloys are put to work in a wide range of jobs including bridge building, cookware, and the minting of coins. Readers will also explore the history of some of the most important man-made construction materials, from plaster and concrete to super-efficient building insulation.

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ISBN-13 978-1-60413-175-8
ISBN-10 1604131756
eBook ISBN 978-1-4381-3501-4
Bundle Options Individual
Language English
Publisher Infobase Learning
From the Series Experimenting with Everyday Science
Author Stephen M. Tomecek
Publication Date 11/1/2010
Book's Binding Hardcover
Imprint Chelsea House
Specifications Full-color photographs and illustrations. Hands-on experiments. Glossary, References. Web sites. Further resources. Index.
Available Formats Print & eBook

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