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The Way Things Work: Newly Revised Edition

The Way Things Work: Newly Revised Edition

by David Macaulay
Hardback
Publication Date: 04/10/2016

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A New York Times Bestseller

Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The 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.

ISBN:
9780544824386
9780544824386
Category:
Educational: Technology
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
04-10-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
276.35x214.38x31.75mm
Weight:
1.55kg
David Macaulay

British-American artist David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone.

He has won numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006 he received a MacArthur Fellowship. His work is renowned for its humour, detail, and ability to explain complex ideas with simple genius.

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