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How Technology Works: The facts visually explained

How Technology Works: The facts visually explained
 

Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide. How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241356289
Barcode 9780241356289
Release Date 16 July 2019 by Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
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ISBN-13 9780241356289
ISBN-10 0241356288
Stock Release date is 16 July 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
Imprint DK
Release Date 16 July 2019
International Publication Date 4 April 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By DK
Category Technology: General Issues
General Theory of Computing
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 202mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 919g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Technology - Popular works
NBS Text Inventions & Technology: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly;General/trade
Dewey Code 600
Catalogue Code 969882

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Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide. How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smart watches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population. All the way through the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices - from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there on, devices are grouped by application - such as the home, transport, and computing - making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side. How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have a training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.

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