How Things Work 2nd Edition: An Illustrated Guide to the Mechanics Behind the World Around Us (Hardcover)
From ancient chariots of war, to the telegraph, to the technologies of the future, learn about the mechanics of the world around you through full-color cross sections and diagrams.
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.
This new and revised version of How Things Work provides updates on questions of the ever-evolving world around us. More than 100 “things” are dissected so that you can examine the inner workings of our world, from milk production to touch screens. The book is organized categorically into ten sections:
- Everyday Technology
- Food Industry
- Space Exploration
- Ancient Civilizations
- Machines of War
Receive 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.
Discover what makes human innovation so great with How Things Work.
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.