The Way Things Work Now (Hardcover)

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This new edition of David Macaulay’s classic introduction to machines belongs on every aspiring scientist’s shelf. Anyone of any age who is interested in the world of machines will find this book fascinating. Computers, clarinets, nuclear fusion: these and so much more are explained in plain, accessible language. And it is fully illustrated with entertaining and straightforward diagrams! It’s really just the best.

— From Justin


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: 9780544824386
ISBN-10: 0544824385
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Date: October 4th, 2016
Pages: 400
Language: English