The Alchemy of Us  


The Alchemy of Us
Mit Press | November 27, 2021 | 328 pages
ISBN: 9780262043809

"Excerpts from the Preface and Chapter 8: Materials Science, wedged as it is between the two better-known fields of Chemistry and Physics, teaches us that everything in our world is due to the interactions of atoms. If you can find out how they interact to make up the physical world, then you can also change the way that atoms act to make them do new things and, as we develop new materials, we discover that materials and humans are constantly being molded by each other. The Alchemy of Us shows how materials were shaped by inventors, but also how those materials shaped culture.