The Way Things Work Now

The Way Things Work Now

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Get to grips with how things work inside hundreds of machines with this extraordinary book that explains the science behind technologies and inventions.

In this extensive encyclopedia packed full of simple science for kids, David Macaulay's beautiful illustrations show the inner workings of each machine from clocks and watches, to jet engines and the internet. From the basic lever to the modern microprocessor, this bestseller has been completely updated with the latest technologies, and explains every machine you've ever wanted to understand, and some you've probably never thought about.

With David Macaulay's inspired illustrations and humorous approach, The Way Things Work makes even the most complex technology fun, fascinating, and accessible for children of all ages.
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Product details

  • 10+
  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 225 x 286 x 32mm | 1,874g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • colour illustrations throughout
  • 0241227933
  • 9780241227930
  • 28,073

About David Macaulay

David Macaulay has an uncanny ability to explain complicated feats of engineering and technology to even the most non-technically minded reader. His detailed illustrations and sly humour have earned him fans of all ages. His books, which have been translated into a dozen lanuages, showcase everything from buildings to the human body, with The Way Things Work selling more than 3 million copies. He has won many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, and the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. He was a two-time nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and received the Bradford Washburn Award, presented by the Museum of Science in Boston to an outstanding contributor to science. David also exhibits his work in galleries and museums, bringing his unique vision to an even wider audience.
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213 ratings
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5 65% (139)
4 25% (53)
3 7% (15)
2 1% (2)
1 2% (4)
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