The Way Things Work Now


Author: David Macaulay

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 1328663108

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 400

View: 928

A New York Times Bestseller Explainer-in-Chief David Macaulay updates the worldwide bestseller The New Way Things Work to capture the latest developments in the technology that most impacts our lives. Famously packed with information on the inner workings of everything from windmills to Wi-Fi, this extraordinary and humorous book both guides readers through the fundamental principles of machines, and shows how the developments of the past are building the world of tomorrow. This sweepingly revised edition embraces all of the latest developments, from touchscreens to 3D printer. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth. An illustrated survey of significant inventions closes the book, along with a glossary of technical terms, and an index. What possible link could there be between zippers and plows, dentist drills and windmills? Parking meters and meat grinders, jumbo jets and jackhammers, remote control and rockets, electric guitars and egg beaters? Macaulay explains them all.

Scientific American

How Things Work Today


Author: Michael Wright,Mukul N. Patel

Publisher: Crown


Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 2616

A collection of articles and essays explain the inner workings of such technological wonders as subways, electron microscopes, Velcro, spy satellites, and the artificial heart.

The Way Things Work


Author: David Macaulay,Neil Ardley

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781405302388

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

View: 4999

Join the woolly Mammoth for this latest edition of the award-winning guide to machines and technology. David Macaulay's bestselling book takes a colourful look at the nuts, bolts and circuitry of a host of things that whirr, whiz, clunk, buzz and beep! Perfect for anyone who's ever wondered what really makes things tick.

How Things Work Encyclopedia


Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756668735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7868

The How Things Work Encyclopedia takes a look at the technology all around us-and then explains how it works. In each themed section of the encyclopedia, inventions are unpacked to show how and why they work the way they do. Readers can lift the hood of a car engine, get inside a TV set, and discover the power of invisible microwaves. Photographs of the inventions and discoveries, with close-ups, cutaways, and diagrams, bring the technology to life so children can really see and understand what's going on inside.

Your Day, Your Way

The Essential Handbook for the 21st-Century Bride


Author: Sharon Naylor,Michelle Roth,Henry Roth

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780761525394

Category: Reference

Page: 352

View: 5640

Today, you are free to set aside the trappings of traditional dos and don’ts and be bold with your wedding style! Your Day, Your Way is a long-overdue, modern-day wedding planner that will guide you through the new reality of creating a memorable day that is unique and a true reflection of who you are. As a 21st-century bride, you’re empowered to plan the wedding you want in a way that brides of decades past never were. This savvy guide helps you embrace your individuality and develop the confidence to plan the ceremony and celebration of a lifetime. This day is all about you. Now you can navigate the inevitable dilemmas and family politics and breeze through the whirlwind of planning by learning how to: • customize a wedding game plan that reflects your tastes • involve family members in the planning while still having the wedding you want • splurge creatively while sticking to your budget • design a unique sense of style and set the tone you want • and much more! Truly for today’s bride, Your Day, Your Way highlights the excitement and autonomy of contemporary wedding planning and offers substance, style, and real advice that will add upscale panache to even the most laid-back ceremony. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Bend of the World: A Novel


Author: Jacob Bacharach

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871408147

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 6307

“Bacharach has a great comic voice— shrewd, deadpan, and dirty—and The Bend of the World fears no weirdness.”—Sam Lipsyte “Mighty strange doings” mark the Pittsburgh of Jacob Bacharach’s audacious and hilarious debut novel, a town where “yeti, UFOs, rumors of orgiastic rites, intimations of the Mayan apocalypse and ‘psycho-temporal distortions’ add that extra zing to the bustling night life” (James Wolcott). On the edge of thirty, and comfortably adrift in life, Peter Morrison finds his personal and professional life taking a turn for the weird as his attempts to transition into adulthood are thwarted by conspiracies both real and imagined. In this madcap coming-of-age novel, where no one quite comes of age, Bacharach brings an “immensely entertaining” and “Vonnegut-like sensibility” (Library Journal ) to the “aptly surreal satire” (Dan Chaon) of hipsters, corporations, and American life in the adolescent years of the twenty-first century. “A disarming, intelligent and seriously funny debut,” The Bend of the World “marks the arrival of Jacob Bacharach as a writer to watch” (Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

Joyful Christian


Author: C.S. Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684823772

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 2997

More than one hundred selections from the distinguished theologian's writings covering such topics as liturgy, prayer, pain, vices, virtues, other religions, and homosexuality



Author: University of California, San Francisco

Publisher: N.A


Category: Hospitals

Page: N.A

View: 6510