The Way Things Work Now

The Way Things Work Now

From Levers to Lasers, Windmills to Wi-Fi, A Visual Guide to the World of Machines

Book - 2016 | Revised and updated edition.
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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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2016]
Edition: Revised and updated edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780544824386
Branch Call Number: J 600 Maca 2016
Characteristics: 400 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 29 cm

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