Multcolib Makers: Materials for makers
Annotation:Phones, lights, cars - all dependent on copper. So useful, but the mining of it has some bad side effects. This is an exciting read - industrial innovations, technological revolution, social and ecological change explored in a personal narrative.
Annotation:Three to four billion board feet of potential lumber is being fed either directly or indirectly into landfills throughout the United States each year. Read this title to learn about felling, converting trees to lumber, sawing, seasoning and what types of urban trees are worth harvesting.
Annotation:This invaluable reference title gives details on selecting and using more than 200 species of wood. Full of photos, drawings and in-depth information for each species.
Annotation:"The volume is excellently written, with a simple, straightforward and comprehensive index. It provides an overview of all plastics, including raw materials: manufacture, structure, processing, properties and, of course, applications" (D.W. Taylor and J.F. Kennedy, Polymer International)
Annotation: The Plastics Handbook is your essential guide to who is making what, from contemporary designer materials to the products of the future, featuring facts and applications for hundreds of new plastic products and materials. The book also has an extensive resources section, including a glossary, a guide to different types of plastics, diagrams of standard manufacturing processes, plus useful website addresses.
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What do makers and artists use to make their projects? What are the raw materials that they start with? Are you interested in learning about the background of some of the materials? Try these for a start - metals, wood and plastics.