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How things are made : from automobiles to zippers

by Terranova, Andrew,

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction TS183.R67 2018x
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Non-Fiction 670 Ter
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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 670 T27
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Sewickley Public Library Nonfiction 600 TER 2018
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For anyone curious about the nuts and bolts of human ingenuity, How Things Are Made is a fascinating exploration of the process behind the manufacture of everyday items.
What are bulletproof vests made of? How do manufacturers get lipstick into the tube? How many layers are there in an iPhone screen? The answers to these questions and so much more fascinating information can be found in How Things Are Made , a behind-the-scenes look at the production everyday objects of all kinds, from guitars, sunscreen, and seismographs to running shoes, jet engines, and chocolate.

Thoroughly revised and redesigned from the best-selling 1995 edition, How Things Are Made also contains three new entries by author Andrew Terranova. However, each page still contains informative step-by-step text along with detailed but easy-to-follow illustrations, diagrams, and sidebars to tell the stories behind the things we sometimes take for granted. For example, did you know that Edison didn't really invent the light bulb? Or that the first bar code was on a pack of Wrigley's Spearmint gum? Or that a maple seed inspired the design for the helicopter? Discover these fascinating anecdotes and much more in How Things Are Made.
Barcode scanner
Body armor
Combination lock
Contact lens
Cruise ship
Denim jeans
Eyeglass lens
Jet engine
Lawn mower
Light bulb
Nail polish
Optical disc (CD, DVD, and Blu-ray)
Optical fiber
Postage stamp
Rubber band
Running shoe
Smoke detector
Solar panel
Super glue

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With the prevalence of makerspaces, people are getting more interested in how things are made. The newest book to answer that question is written by an engineer- maker (Terranova) and a business consultant (Rose). Forty-seven items are covered, ranging from cheese to solar panels. Most of the items are everyday products: food, clothing, entertainment devices, transportation, and other utilitarian things. The entries are arranged alphabetically, and each includes background information and details, raw materials, product design, manufacturing process, quality control, by-products, and future products. Boxed sections and callouts provide fun trivia. A source list and detailed index conclude the volume. Explanations are clear and aided by black-and-white diagrams. This sturdy book makes for great browsing by adult and teens.--Farmer, Lesley Copyright 2018 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Manufacturing processes.
Publisher New York :2018
Edition Revised edition.
Contributors Rose, Sharon (Sharon A.), author.
Language English
Notes Revised edition of: How things are made / Saron Rose & Neil Schlager. ©2003.
Description vii, 279 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-271) and index.
ISBN 9780316439251
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