What are glass-ceramics and what role do they play when you make dinner? What are polymers and how are they used to make bulletproof vests and bicycle helmets? Will it ever be possible to change the color of your room by simply touching a wall? In this book you will learn about the making of different materials, including the importance of knowing the properties of a material, the use of materials in different industries, and the exciting future of microrobots. Find out what a huge part the material world plays in your life! Each book in the 'Material World' series looks at a key area of materials science, covering subjects such as states of matter, material characteristics and behavior, the uses of different materials, and the technology used to make new materials or change existing ones for new purposes.
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Robert Snedden is a Heinemann-Raintree author.Review:
Series review: ""Material World"" These books appear simple, but the vocabulary and concepts are advanced. With illustrations and diagrams on every page, these would be great for ESL students. Natalie Sunde, Librarian, Nimitz High SchoolIrving Independ --Irving Independent School District
This is a short and easy read about materials used in technology. It is a good book for readers that like mechanical technology and a quick easy read. Brenda Gorman, Library Media Specialist Arlington Independent School District 1/13/09 --Arlington Independent School District
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Book Description Heinemann Educational Books - Library Division, 2007. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 2nd revised ed edition. 23 pages. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0431121516