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Overview Text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines
The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work. This completely updated and expanded edition describes twelve new machines and includes more than seventy new pages detailing the latest innovations. With an entirely new section that guides us through the complicated world of digital machinery, where masses of electronic information can be squeezed onto a single tiny microchip, this revised edition embraces all of the newest developments, from cars to watches. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth.
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Studio: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.26" Width: 8.74" Height: 1.39" Weight: 3.5 lbs.
Release Date May 2, 2001
Publisher Houghton Mifflin
Grade Level Grade School
ISBN 0395938473 ISBN13 9780395938478 UPC 046442938471
Availability 0 units.
More About Neil Ardley & David Macaulay
Neil Ardley has written more than 100 books on science and technology. His skill at demystifying modern technology and explaining science with simple and exciting activities has made many of his books very popular. A man of diverse interests, Neil Ardley is also an accomplished musician and jazz composer and has produced a number of music books and records. At home in the Peak District, England, Neil Ardley combines writing and music with walking.
Reviews - What do customers think about The New Way Things Work?
Amazing May 14, 2007
Informative and entertaining. I wonder how many engineers out there first got their interest in the way things work from this book.... In Fall 2008 Macaulay will have a new book out entitled "The Way We Work", which will explain the workings of the human body in similar fashion to this book. Can't wait!
Can't put it down May 7, 2007
My son (10) had borrowed the older edition from the library several times. So I got him this one for his birthday. He sneaks this book into his bed at night. If that's not an excellent testemony I don't know what is.
Looking at Machines Differently Feb 1, 2007
Each page of this book opens up a world of how something works. It could be how to make a hologram (of a wolly mammoth of course) or how the valves in a trumpet change the sound. The subject for a few pages might be electricity or it could be how an automatic transmission works. In any case, the pages are a mixture of drawings (usually with mammoth) showing the nature of the subject, combined with text that further describes what the drawings are showing.
Over a period of many years Mr. Macaulay has developed his drawing style and his understanding of mechanical things which when combined in a book like this offer a painless way for the kid in all of us to learn.
This new edition has been expanded in several areas. This includes coverage on personal computers, space probes and other more recent developments. It's one of those books that's hard to put down once you start reading.
GREAT BOOK Jan 12, 2007
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER SEEN. IT IS EXCELLANT FOR ALL AGES.
One of the densest collections of basic knowledge about our mechanistic world Dec 14, 2006
Imagine there were a nuclear war and all of society's accomplishments were annihilated and mankind became a savage race again. If you could have just one book saved through the ages to help you reestablish science and technology, pick this one.