How Things Work: Then and Now
Travel back in time and into the not-so-distant future to dissect, explore, and discover how all kinds of things do what they do! Along the way, you'll learn why candy floss is so fluffy, how scientists built a spacesuit for Mars, and what goes into animating your favorite cartoo... read full description below.
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|Library of Congress
||Machinery - Juvenile literature - History, Inventions - Juvenile literature - History, Technology - Juvenile literature - History
||Children's General Interest & Leisure
Description of this Book
Travel back in time and into the not-so-distant future to dissect, explore, and discover how all kinds of things do what they do! Along the way, you'll learn why candy floss is so fluffy, how scientists built a spacesuit for Mars, and what goes into animating your favorite cartoons. Look inside, take it apart, turn it over and figure out how things work! Quippy descriptions, full-color diagrams, and brilliant photographs make even the most intimidating subjects totally fun! (We're looking at you, space robots.) For every explanation, we touch on basic principles and then dive deeper. (Just want to know what terraforming is? We've got you covered. Want to know how to terraform, say, Mars? We'll explain that, too.) But this book isn't just for explaining things. We'll also introduce you to the dreamers, scientists, and innovators who create this stuff. You'll meet a NASA engineer, an underwater archaeologist, and a chocolate scientist. You'll learn what it's like to fly a plane into the eye of a hurricane - on purpose.
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||My son loves these books. We started reading National Geographic Kids books when he was about six (he's nine now) and I can honestly say that these books have been instrumental in teaching him to read. - Consumer My kids love these books. Super fun and interesting. - Consumer
The National Geographic Kid is curious about the world around them, empowered in the face of challenges and responsible for others and the natural world. Combining these principles with the international educational heritage of Collins, this partnership is a natural fit for books that are funny, weird, exploratory, educational and loved by children.