How Things Work

An Illustrated Guide to the Mechanics Behind the World Around Us

How Things Work
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Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780785838883
Publisher: Chartwell Books
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With full-color cross sections, this new and revised version of How Things Work updates you on questions of the ever-evolving world around us. More than 100 "things" are dissected so that you can examine their inner workings, from milk production to touch screens.

Broken categorically into ten sections (Ancient CivilizationsArchitecture, Communication, Energy, Everyday Technology, Food Industry, Machines of War, Science, Space Exploration, Transportation), you are given a complete education on the mechanics of the world around you. Each chapter has eleven subjects that are dissected through diagrams and cross sections with cutaway images to show what is really under the surface of each item and process. A thematic index at the end allows you to easily locate all items of interest.

Have you ever looked at a car and wondered how it worked? Maybe an airplane piqued your curiosity, or the arches of a particular building, or maybe a piece of technology that you handle daily, such as your phone? Objects, history, places, processes…all fall under the umbrella of "thing." Learn about how these things developed over time and how they impacted the course of human development. From ancient chariots of war, to the telegraph, to the technologies of the future, learn about the mechanics of the world around us.

The world is a complex and confusing place. How Things Work helps you unravel the complexities so you can see it more clearly.

The How Things Work series explores a vast array of complicated subjects in the world around us, breaking each down into easy-to-understand pieces. With infographics and cutaway artwork to dissect everything from Wi-Fi to the Big Bang, this accessible family reference series is a perfect introduction to understanding all the moving parts of our universe. 
 
Also in this series: How the Earth Works and How the Universe Works.
 

The author

Publishing and supplying books to wholesalers, mail order companies, and retail stores for over 60 years. Chartwell Books publishes across a wide range of subjects, including history, craft, home reference, puzzles and games, music and music instruction, art instruction, transportation, and more.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780785838883
Illustrations: 300
Size: 7.65 in x 9.9 in / 194.31 mm x 251.46 mm
Published:

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