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The Way Things Work Paperback – 6 May 2004

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Age Range: 8 years and up
  • Publisher: DK Children; 2 edition (6 May 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405302380
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405302388
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 2.2 x 27.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Synopsis

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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