Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The New Way Things Work

David Macaulay

The New Way Things Work

Genre: Nonfiction, Mechanics

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 eighty 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 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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