Materials matter in our daily lives! With lucid text, many colorful photos and illustrations, and educational end matter, this fascinating series introduces a wide variety of materials and the methods that transform them from raw materials to finished products. The dynamic presentation and wealth of surprising facts will spark the curiosity of all young readers and inspire budding engineers.From houses to furniture to totem poles -- wood is everywhere! Did you know that paper is made from wood? Discover the different kinds of woods and how they are harvested, processed, and used in making everything from clothing to mummies.
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