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  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241227930
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $49.99

The Way Things Work Now



Fully revised and updated version of this classic and best-selling visual guide to the world of machines

Get to grips with how things work inside hundreds of machines with this extraordinary book that explains the science behind technologies and inventions.

In this extensive encyclopedia packed full of simple science for kids, David Macaulay's beautiful illustrations show the inner workings of each machine from clocks and watches, to jet engines and the internet. From the basic lever to the modern microprocessor, this bestseller has been completely updated with the latest technologies, and explains every machine you've ever wanted to understand, and some you've probably never thought about.

With David Macaulay's inspired illustrations and humorous approach, The Way Things Work makes even the most complex technology fun, fascinating, and accessible for children of all ages.

  • Published: 27 June 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241227930
  • Imprint: Dorling Kindersley
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $49.99

About the authors

David Macaulay

British-American artist David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone. He has won numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006 he received a MacArthur Fellowship. His work is renowned for its humour, detail, and ability to explain complex ideas with simple genius.

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