well it's essentially just looking at what makes material the way they are. To some extent thats interesting....it's things like why silicon is used to make microchips and breast implants, and so on for other materials. It includes a lot about crystal structure, and you apparently get a go with x-ray diffraction, which makes cool patterns. But the part which puts me off is that it seems to be too much "This is a rock...look at it....it is shiny....what does that suggest? Why is it shiny!?"....that just sounds boring to me. GRRR the choice is difficult. I know i'm gonna choose physics and compsci if i get in, but it dont know what my final choice will be!