Multcolib Makers: Materials for makers

Boom, Bust, Boom
Boom, Bust, Boom A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World By Carter, Bill (Book - 2012 ) 622.434 C3232b 2012 Available in some locations

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.

The Extraction and Refining of Metals
The Extraction and Refining of Metals By Bodsworth, Colin (Book - 1994 ) 669 B668e Available in some locations

Annotation:Instead of considering one metal at a time this book looks at several at once in examining the main types of processing. Both ferrous and non ferrous metals are included.

Metals By McDowell, Julie (Book - 2008 ) 546.3 M138m 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Makers and artists count on the characteristics of metals of conductivity, reactivity and their ability to be shaped. This book will give you some background information on these important elements.

Identifying Oregon Driftwood
Identifying Oregon Driftwood By Van Vliet, Antone C. (Book - 1976 ) OREGON 674 V295i In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Go to the Central library to read this manual . And then go to the beach.

Harvesting Urban Timber
Harvesting Urban Timber A Complete Guide By Sherrill, Sam (Book - 2003 ) 634.98 S553h 2003 Available in some locations

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.

Wood Identification & Use
Wood Identification & Use A Field Guide to More Than 200 Species By Porter, Terry (Book - 2012 ) 684.08 P848w 2012 Available in some locations

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.

An Introduction to Plastics
An Introduction to Plastics By Elias, Hans-Georg (Book - 2003 ) 668.4 E42i 2003 Available in some locations

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)

Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers, and Composites
Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers, and Composites (Book - 2002 ) 668.4 H236 2002 Available in some locations

Annotation:Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers, and Composite4th Edition, places state-of-the-art information on plastics, elastomers, and composites at your fingertips.

The Plastics Handbook
The Plastics Handbook By Lefteri, Chris (Book - 2008 ) 620.1923 L495p 2008 Available in some locations

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.

Plastics Materials and Processing By Strong, A. Brent (Book - 1996 ) 668.4 S923p 1996 Available in some locations

Annotation:A detailed introductory text and professional manual, designed for readers who need to either gain, improve or refresh their knowledge of plastic materials and processing.

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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.

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