The Plaster That Stretches Life (2002)

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  • Featuring

    Tony Ryan

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year


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  • Category

    Non Fiction


`The fourth programme in the 2002 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures about materials, given by Professor Anthony Ryan. Each lecture takes a well-known object, natural or man-made, and shows us the amazing properties of the materials from which the object is made. The humble plaster is one of the simplest steps on the road to repairing the damaged body, yet it is a marvel of chemical engineering - a miniature hospital, dispensing everything from antibiotics to aftercare.' [4Learning website].

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