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The New Way Things Work [Hardcover]

By Neil Ardley (Contribution by) & David Macaulay (Author)
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Item description for The New Way Things Work by Neil Ardley & David Macaulay...

Text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines

Publishers Description
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.

Awards and Recognitions
The New Way Things Work by Neil Ardley & David Macaulay has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Parents Choice Award (Fall) (1998-2007) - 1999 Winner - Gold category
  • Bookseller's Choice - 1999 Winner - Nonfiction category

Citations And Professional Reviews
The New Way Things Work by Neil Ardley & David Macaulay has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2011 page 345
  • School Library Journal - 12/01/1998 page 140
  • Booklist - 12/01/1998 page 674
  • Booklist - 04/01/1999 page 1382
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/1998 page 305
  • Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1999 page 25
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1999 page 26
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/1999 page 30
  • Booklist - 12/01/1999 page 732
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 01/01/1999 page 355
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2000 page 185
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2001 page 223
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2002 page 215
  • Hornbook Guide to Children - 07/01/1999 page 355
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2005 page 226
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 01/01/2004 page 334
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2006 page 293
  • Wilson Senior High Core Col - 01/01/2007 page 273
  • Wilson Public Library Catalog - 12/31/2008 page 450
  • Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/2009 page 306
  • Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/2010 page 445

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
Pages   400
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 11.26" Width: 8.74" Height: 1.39"
Weight:   3.5 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   May 2, 2001
Publisher   Houghton Mifflin
Grade Level  Grade School  
Age  11-13
ISBN  0395938473  
ISBN13  9780395938478  
UPC  046442938471  

Availability  63 units.
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More About Neil Ardley & David Macaulay

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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.

Neil Ardley has published or released items in the following series...
  1. DK Eyewitness Books
  2. Math Made Easy

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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
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.

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