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The New Way Things Work boasts a richly illustrated 80-page section that wrenches us all (including the curious, bumbling wooly mammoth who ambles along with the reader) into the digital age of modems, digital cameras, compact disks, bits, and bytes. Readers can glory in gears in "The Mechanics of Movement," investigate flying in "Harnessing the Elements," demystify the sound of music in "Working with Waves," marvel at magnetism in "Electricity & Automation," and examine e-mail in "The Digital Domain." 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 demystifies them all. (All ages) --Karin Snelson
My 10 y.o. still goes back and reads it. It's a great *GREAT* book.
I love the explanations, and as an engineer, I can find no mistakes in it.
I ordered the edition of this book as a textbook for my son who is teaching "early college Introduction to Engineering" to advanced high school students. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Mildred Martin Brown
First day I bought it, my nephews were showing me the things they loved about it! Well done informative book.Published 1 month ago by hiker
This is a GREAT book. The concepts are explained simply, but thoroughly and the illustrations are fun and creative.
The Amazon price is a good deal, as well.
Love! Got stuck in the pop up in a rainstorm one day with our friends. Her husband, a mechanic, wouldn't put it down. I was annoyed because I wanted to read it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donna Dignan
Well-illustrated, with updated information on the workings of modern devices.
Clear explanations accompanied by drawings on the physics concepts involved.