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The New How Things Work: From Flatscreen TV's to Surgical Robots and Everthing in Between

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The New How Things Work updates the original with informative coverage of the objects and ideas that are changing our everyday lives, from DVDs and MP3 music files to plasma screen televisions and wireless internet technology.While most of us are curious about the inner workings of gadgets and machines, we often feel intimidated in our efforts to really understand them. The New How Things Work, a fascinating and clearly written and illustrated volume, uses anecdotal information to help readers understand the mechanisms and principals

behind technological wonders, painlessly folding in the basic scientific principles that make each of them work.With chapters including Home, Buildings and Building, Power and Energy, Transportation, Entertainment, Manufacturing, and Tools of Medicine, the book covers every important technological category, focusing on familiar items such as clocks and locks, planes and trains, elevators and escalators, and the not-so-familiar-"smart" clothes and buildings, laser surgery, and DNA manipulation.Like David Macaulay's classic The Way Things Work and Bill Bryson's recent bestseller, A Short History of Nearly Everything, this eminently browsable book presents ideas and concepts in clear, concise language. The text, which is organized into stand-alone spreads, is lavishly illustrated with more than 400 photographs, technical drawings, diagrams, and sidebar concepts that visually reinforce the science explained in the text.National Geographic's The New How Things Work is a comprehensive reference that will satisfy the curious and educate the perplexed. If you are curious about everyday gadgets, machines, tools, even industrial and medical processes, you'll find the answers you've always wanted in The New How Things Work.

Synopsis:

Covering all areas of technology, The New How Things Work contains the most up-to-date, elaborately illustrated, fascinating, and fun entries that explain how our technology-driven world functions.

Learn about the objects and ideas we encounter every day, and that are changing our lives, from DVDs and MP3s to plasma screen TVs and wireless Internet technology.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792269564
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
Reference
Author:
Langone, John
Subject:
Technology
Subject:
Inventions
Subject:
General Technology
Subject:
Science Reference-Technology
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
11.30x9.48x.91 in. 3.17 lbs.

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Engineering » Mechanical Engineering » General
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Reference » Science Reference » Technology

The New How Things Work: From Flatscreen TV's to Surgical Robots and Everthing in Between
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"Synopsis" by , Covering all areas of technology, The New How Things Work contains the most up-to-date, elaborately illustrated, fascinating, and fun entries that explain how our technology-driven world functions.

Learn about the objects and ideas we encounter every day, and that are changing our lives, from DVDs and MP3s to plasma screen TVs and wireless Internet technology.

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