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Title How technology works : the facts visually explained / contributors, Jack Challoner [and 6 others].

Publication Info. New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2019.


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Edition First American edition.
Description 255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Summary "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 smartwatches, 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. Throughout 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, devices are grouped by application-such as the home, transportation, and computing-making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side"-- Publisher's description.
Contents Power technology -- Transportation technology -- Materials and construction technology -- Technology in the home -- Sound and vision technology -- Computer technology -- Communications technology -- Farming and food technology -- Medical technology.
Subject Technology -- Popular works.
Engineering -- Popular works.
Technology. (OCoLC)fst01145078
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Added Author Challoner, Jack, contributor.
Gifford, Clive, contributor.
Graham, Ian, 1953- contributor.
Horobin, Wendy, contributor.
Humphrey, Andrew, 1970- contributor.
Lamb, Hilary, contributor.
Sharp, Katie John, contributor.
ISBN 9781465479648 (hardcover)
1465479643 (hardcover)
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