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The Way Things Work Paperback – 6 May 2004
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What really makes the things around us tick? Did you know that the principle behind the zip fastener also governed the building of the pyramids? Or that the dentist's drill is a direct descendant of the first windmill? The inner workings of hundreds of machines and devices are explained in this fun, colourful and unique look at technology through time.
About the Author
David Macaulay's book 'The Way Things Work', first published in 1998, had huge success winning numerous awards including The Times Education Senior Supplement Senior Information Book Award. Born in the UK. David now lives in Boston.
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The book starts off with very simple fundamental principles and builds on...Read more