• On carbon and its many allotropes. • Without gold, copper and iron, Stone Age peoples used mainly wood, flint, and bone. Your reading intentions are private to you and will not be shown to other users. Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. Metals, on the other hand can be hammered into shape because of their fluidity and malleability. It makes it easy to scan through your lists and keep track of progress. You can filter on reading intentions from the list, as well as view them within your profile. From the teacup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, Miodownik reveals the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives. A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Stuff Matters Summary. To set a reading intention, click through to any list item, and look for the panel on the left hand side: Stuff matters: the strange stories of the marvellous materials that shape our man-made world, Contextualising Practice 2 (Designed for Life), Extract from the Introduction IN: Stuff Matters, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). Stuff Matters tells enthralling stories that explain the science and history of materials. STUFF MATTERS: Chapter 8. Setting up reading intentions help you organise your course reading. This item appears on. Chapter Author(s) Mark Miodownik Page start 32 Page end 41 Is part of Book Title Stuff matters: the strange stories of the marvellous materials that shape our man-made world Author(s) Mark Miodownik Date 2014 Publisher Penguin Books Pub place London ISBN-13 9780241955185. CHAPTER 1: INDOMITABLE • On Stainless Steel • During the stone age, metals were extremely rare save for some deposits of copper and gold which were hard to find. • Wood, flint, and bone break easily. Thanks for exploring this SuperSummary Plot Summary of “Stuff Matters” by Mark Miodownik. Preview. Here's an example of what they look like: Your reading intentions are also stored in your profile for future reference. • The word diamond is derived from the Greek adamas, meaning “unadulterated” or “unbreakable”. • BONDING STRUCTURE OF DIAMOND: Two of the 6 electrons of a carbon atom do not participate in the “atom’s chemical life” as it interacts with other atoms. CHAPTER 8: UNBREAKABLE.