The Way Things Work Now by David Macaulay

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Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth.
An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index. What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills? Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters? Macaulay explains them all.

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ISBN : 0544824385
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Kat rated it ★★★★★

December 08, 2016

This book explains the inner workings of everything that makes our lives run today. The Way Things Work explains the inner mechanics and the tools behind everything from electric cars to the way wifi works on everyones phones. The most special part of this book is the illustrations that go along...

Mathieu rated it ★★★★★

February 26, 2018

Full disclaimer: I have not read this book entirely yet, but it's perfect as a coffee table book, very nicely illustrated, you can just read a page or two and learn something, and go on your merry way. There are no useless explanations, it's straight to the point. Which doesn't make it dry, there...

Rui rated it ★★★★★

December 23, 2017

EUREKA! The updated version includes some latest hits in the digit world, e.g. robots and virtual reality. All chapters are so interesting. Everything is so easy to understand! A must on everyone's bucket reading list!

Rena rated it ★★★★★

October 29, 2017

Great book that explains how so many varied things work. Kids of all ages (and adults) will love this.

Jennifer rated it ★★★★☆

January 01, 2017

Terrific explanations and packed with info. I'm including this in my physics curriculum (

Jen rated it ★★★★★

November 30, 2016

Like all books written by David MacCaulay, this is a great reference book to have on hand. We have owned the previous version for years, and I was happy to see the updates included in this edition. Everything from e-readers to video games controllers and how they work. All the simple machines are...

Mrs.Melaugh rated it ★★★★★

August 26, 2017

David Macaulay is a genius at simplifying complex concepts. In The Way Things Work, he explained how hundreds of examples of technology actually work from simple levers, pulleys, and wheel to complex technology such as automotive transmissions and lasers. This edition has been revised and updated...

Courtney rated it ★★★★★

November 05, 2016

I loved this book. It is non-fiction science and teaches about why things work the way they do. It also includes how this worlds technology got as far as it is today. I would like to use it in my science classroom. It answers the "why this" and "why that" that so many kids and young adults are cu...

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