Liquid lessons

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Science  08 Feb 2019:
Vol. 363, Issue 6427, pp. 591
DOI: 10.1126/science.aav6233

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Written in a conversational tone, with all of the charm that genuine enthusiasm for the subject brings, each of the 12 chapters in Liquid Rules is devoted to a particular substance, from ink to tea and from clouds to oceans. Author Mark Miodownik delves into the history of each liquid, including its discovery, manufacture, uses, and at times even its philosophy, mythology, and physics. He draws on his experience as an engineer and materials scientist and his skills as a science writer to make complex concepts accessible and, better still, intuitive.