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The Way Things Work Now

The Way Things Work Now

  • Title: The Way Things Work Now
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  • ISBN : 9780544824386
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 400 pages


A New York Times Bestseller Explainer in Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Workto capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental A New York Times Bestseller Explainer in Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained with the help of a charming, if rather slow witted, woolly mammoth An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters Macaulay explains them all


Author David Macaulay

David Macaulay, born in 1946, was eleven when his parents moved from England to Bloomfield, New Jersey He found himself having to adjust from an idyllic English childhood to life in a fast paced American city During this time he began to draw seriously, and after graduating from high school he enrolled in the Rhode Island School of Design RISD After spending his fifth year at RISD in Rome on




The Way Things Work Now Reviews (18)

  • 4.4If civilization was to ever fall, with a thorough understanding of this book, it would be possible to one could rebuild it all with just this book It holds no bars, and though aimed at children, will likely find it s target audience befuddled if they lack a multidisciplinary engineering backgroun [..]

  • Very cleverly written Ch 5, the last chapter, The Digital Domain, p 310, has a humorous and clever introduction Having played with the mammoth throughout the book, using it in various scenarios to demonstrate the principles and inventions being discussed, he is now obsolete, The Last Mammoth.Unfortu [..]

  • If you ve ever looked at the technology around you, from your car to your computer to your mains electricity, and wanted to know exactly how it all works, this is the book for you It covers just about every commonly used gadget you can think of, breaking it down to the physical principles that make [..]

  • If I had to gift something to a very curious child, I cannot think of a appropriate gift than this book From wheels, pulleys, zippers, engines to the touchscreen, smartphones, 3D printers and drones, this book has them all illustrated and explained Even better they are neatly grouped together and c [..]

  • This book explains the inner workings of everything that makes our lives run today The Way Things Work explains the inner mechanics and the tools behind everything from electric cars to the way wifi works on everyones phones The most special part of this book is the illustrations that go along with [..]

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