News Flash

Book Carousel

Posted on: February 1, 2019

Liquid Rules: the Delightful and Dangerous Substances that flow through our Lives

Liquid Rules

Sometimes explosive, often delicious, occasionally poisonous, but always interesting: the New York Times-bestselling author of Stuff Matters shows us the secret lives of liquids: the shadow counterpart of our solid “stuff.”
We all know that without water we couldn’t survive, and that sometimes a cup of coffee or a glass of wine feels just as vital. But do we really understand how much we rely on liquids, or the destructive power they hold? Set over the course of a flight from London to San Francisco, Liquid Rules offers readers a fascinating tour of these formless substances, told through the language of molecules, droplets, heartbeats, and ocean waves. Throughout the trip, we encounter fluids within the plane—from a seemingly ordinary cup of tea to a liquid crystal display screen—and without, in the volcanoes of Iceland, the frozen expanse of Greenland, and the marvelous California coastline. We come to see liquids as substances of wonder and fascination, and to understand their potential for death and destruction. Just as in Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik’s unique brand of scientific storytelling brings liquids and their mysterious properties to life in a captivating new way.

Go to Catalog
Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Book Carousel

California Girls

California Girls

Posted on: February 1, 2019
The Border

The Border

Posted on: February 1, 2019
The Black Ascot

The Black Ascot

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Age of Light

The Age of Light

Posted on: February 1, 2019
I Owe You One

I Owe You One

Posted on: February 1, 2019
I invited her in

I Invited Her In

Posted on: February 1, 2019
The Girl in the Glass Box

The Girl in the Glass Box

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Dark Age

Dark Age: A Red Rising Novel

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Daughters of Molika'i

Daughter of Moloka'i

Posted on: February 1, 2019
On the Come Up

On the Come Up

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Never Tell

Never Tell

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Mission Critical

Mission Critical

Posted on: February 1, 2019
The Lost Man

The Lost Man

Posted on: February 1, 2019
The Lost Girls of Paris

The Lost Girls of Paris

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Killer Collective

The Killer Collective

Posted on: February 1, 2019
The Last Romantics

The Last Romantics

Posted on: February 1, 2019
The Chef

The Chef

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Suspicious Minds

Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Putin's World

Putin's World: Russia Against the West

Posted on: February 1, 2019
Parkland

Parkland: Birth of a Movement

Posted on: February 1, 2019