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Mark Eberhart
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Mark E. Eberhart received his doctorate in materials science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently a professor of chemistry and geochemistry at the Colorado School of Mines. He is the author of Why Things Break: Understanding the World by the Way It Comes Apart.


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Feeding the Fire
The Lost History and Uncertain Future of Mankind's Energy Addiction
Written by Mark Eberhart


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: May 8, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Why Things Break
Understanding the World By the Way It Comes Apart
Written by Mark Eberhart


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $14.00

Why Things Break explores the fascinating question of what holds things together (for a while), what breaks them apart, and why the answers have a direct bearing on our everyday lives.

When Mark Eberhart was growing up in the 1960s, he learned that splitting an atom leads to a terrible explosion—which prompted... Read more >
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Why Things Break
Understanding the World By the Way It Comes Apart
Written by Mark Eberhart


Format: eBook, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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