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How It Happens: The Extraordinary Processes of Everyday Things

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Publisher Comments:

Ever wonder how caffeine wakes you up, how a bill becomes a law, how holes form in Swiss cheese, or how the cream filling gets into a chocolate? Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer, bestselling author of The Wish List and 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone, explains in step-by-step detail the inner workings of everyday things. This compulsively readable trivia miscellany describes hundreds of processes, from popcorn popping to radio signal transmission to tango dancing.

• Clear and concise descriptions organized in alphabetical order

• Charmingly designed with dozens of illustrations, including phases of the moon, cloud formation, yoga moves, etc.

• A perfect novelty or gift book for all ages

Synopsis:

This compulsively readable trivia book describes hundreds of everyday processes, from popcorn popping to radio signal transmission to tango dancing.

About the Author

Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer is a lexicographer, archaeologist, and the author of mrore than 25 books, includnig 4,000 Questions for Getting to Know Anyone and Everyone, The Order of Things, 14,000 Things to Be Happy About, The Wish List, and many others.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375720826
Subtitle:
the extraordinary processes of everyday things
Publisher:
Random House Reference
Author:
Kipfer, Barbara Ann
Subject:
General
Subject:
Trivia
Subject:
Science
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050412
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 B/W ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.9 x .7 x .66 in .8 lb

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