The Way Things Work

The Way Things Work


By (author) David Macaulay, By (author) Neil Ardley

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  • Publisher: DK CHILDREN
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 278mm x 28mm | 1,420g
  • Publication date: 6 May 2004
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405302380
  • ISBN 13: 9781405302388
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 40,908

Product description

What really makes the things around us tick? Did you know that the principle behind the zip fastener also governed the building of the pyramids? Or that the dentist's drill is a direct descendant of the first windmill? The inner workings of hundreds of machines and devices are explained in this fun, colourful and unique look at technology through time.

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Author information

David Macaulay's book 'The Way Things Work', first published in 1998, had huge success winning numerous awards including The Times Education Senior Supplement Senior Information Book Award. Born in the UK. David now lives in Boston.