How technology works : the facts visually explained

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Have you ever asked yourself how the inventions, gadgets, and devices that surround us actually work? Discover the hidden workings of everyday technology with this graphic guide.

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. How Technology Works is perfect for anyone who didn't have training in STEM subjects at school or is simply curious about how the modern world works.
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.

Additional Information
Subjects Technology -- Popular works.
Engineering -- Popular works.
Publisher New York, New York :2019.
Edition First American edition.
Contributors Challoner, Jack, contributor.
Gifford, Clive, contributor.
Graham, Ian, contributor.
Horobin, Wendy, contributor.
Humphreys, Andrew, 1965- contributor.
Lamb, Hilary, contributor.
John, Katie, contributor.
Language English
Notes Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Description 255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781465479648
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