The Way Things Work Now

The Way Things Work Now

by David Macaulay

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Overview

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.
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544824386
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 39,248
Product dimensions: 8.75(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

David Macaulay  is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies and has been translated into many languages. Macaulay has garnered awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor. Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish his books. David Macaulay lives in Vermont.

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