The Way Things Work

The Way Things Work

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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.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 216 x 278 x 28mm | 1,419.76g
  • Dorling Kindersley Ltd
  • DK CHILDREN
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • colour illustrations
  • 1405302380
  • 9781405302388
  • 32,183

About David Macaulay

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.show more

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