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How Things Work: Then and Now

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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ISBN 9781426331664
Barcode 9781426331664
Published 11 March 2019 by National Geographic Kids
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Geographic Kids, National
With Resler, Tamara J.
Availability Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781426331664
ISBN-10 1426331665
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher National Geographic Kids
Imprint National Geographic Kids
Publication Date 11 March 2019
International Publication Date 9 October 2018
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Geographic Kids, National
With Resler, Tamara J.
Category Reference
Animal Stories
Trivia & Curious Facts
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 236mm
Height: 302mm
Spine: 20mm
Weight 1,280g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
Library of Congress Machinery - Juvenile literature - History, Inventions - Juvenile literature - History, Technology - Juvenile literature - History
NBS Text Children's General Interest & Leisure
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 621.809
Catalogue Code 943150

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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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review 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

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Author's Bio

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.

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