The Way Things Work Now


by David Macaulay

A comprehensive, instructive, and entertaining reference book for readers of all ages. This award winning book has been fully revised and updated to inclde all the latest digital technology.

ISBN: 9780544824386

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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.

400 page full color hardcover
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016

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Weight 65 oz
Dimensions 10 × 7 × 1 in

David MacAulay