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Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World by Mark Miodownik: I stuck with this book to the very end because I was interested in learning the innermost details of the everyday stuff around me but felt like the book didn’t deliver in the end. Neither focused on the highly technical elements of the makeup of stuff, or the delivery of broad ideas in general terms, this book felt like it was having an identity crisis and as if the author didn’t have a specific audience in mind when he wrote it. I have no doubt that the author is knowledgeable on the subject matter, but I wish he would have enlisted someone else to write this book for him.

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