Subscribe to our blog Like us on Facebook Subscribe to our YouTube Channel Follow us on Twitter Follow us on instagram Follow us on Tumblr
  • Due to coronavirus prevention, all Fontana Regional Library buildings are currently open only for Library Visits by Appointment and Curbside pickup service. Please call your local library for more information.

  • All locations will be closed Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th.

Liquid rules

Miodownik, Mark
Sometimes explosive often delicious occasionally poisonous but always interesting: the New York Times best-selling author of Stuff Matters show 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.
Target Readership: