Smart Stuff, the book, features the best bits of the lectures which provided an entertaining gallop through the chemistry of the modern world.
Catchy chapters such as "The spider that spun a suspension bridge" and the "Ice cream that will freeze granny" explain science and technology in an engaging and accessible way. The 101 decisions that go into sports shoe design, artificial skin, ice cream antifreeze and sticking plasters are just a few of the subjects explored. The booklet costs pound;5.50 and is available from 4Learning, PO Box 400, Wetherby LS23 7LG. A set of five videos of the lectures (pound;19.99 each) is also available.
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