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How technology works

Challoner, Jack, (contributor.). Gifford, Clive, (contributor.). Graham, Ian, 1953- (contributor.). Horobin, Wendy, (contributor.). Humphrey, Andrew, 1970- (contributor.). Lamb, Hilary, (contributor.). Sharp, Katie John, (contributor.).

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"--

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  • ISBN: 9781465479648
  • ISBN: 1465479643
  • Physical Description: print
    255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2019.

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Power technology. Power and energy ; Water supply ; Oil refineries ; Generators ; Motors ; Power stations ; Electric supply ; Nuclear power ; Wind power ; Water and geothermal power ; Solar energy and bioenergy ; Batteries ; Fuel cells -- Transportation technology. Moving machines ; Bicycles ; Internal combustion engines ; How a car works ; Electric and hybrid cars ; Radar ; Speed cameras ; Trains ; Sailboats ; Motor vessels ; Submarines ; Jet engines and rockets ; Airplanes ; Helicopters ; Drones ; Space probes -- Materials and construction technology. Metals ; Working with metals ; Concrete ; Plastics ; Composites ; Recycling ; Nanotechnology ; 3-D printing ; Arches and domes ; Drilling ; Earth movers ; Bridges ; Tunnels ; Skyscrapers ; Elevators ; Cranes -- Technology in the home. Utilities in the home ; Heating ; Microwave ovens ; Kettles and toasters ; Dishwashers ; Refrigeration ; Vacuum cleaners ; Toilets ; Locks ; Security alarms ; Fabrics ; Clothing ; Washing machines ; The digital home -- Sound and vision technology. Waves ; Microphones and loudspeakers ; Digital sound ; Telescopes and binoculars ; Electric lighting ; Lasers ; Holograms ; Projectors ; Digital cameras ; Printers and scanners
Subject: Technology Popular works
Engineering Popular works
Genre: Popular works.

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