Technology

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Dk Pub, Jun 1, 2000 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 64 pages
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Packed with superb color illustrations and fascinating facts, this highly informative guide explores all aspects of technology, from ancient artifacts to the latest advances in computer-aided design. Clearly annotated photographs and diagrams give an invaluable insight into the tools, machines, and systems that have shaped the modern world. See how the strength of different materials is measured, the structure of a suspension bridge, how keyhole surgery works, what astronauts eat in space, and how milk bottles have changed shape. Learn which materials pull and which ones push, how engines convert heat into work, how an airplane flies, how instant coffee is created, and how a ring-pull is made. Discover why glass is a liquid, the difference between inventors and designers, what a CD is made from - and how a CD player works, how science can help protect threatened plant species, and much, much more.

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I think any of the Eyewitness Books will be great for ESL. They explain everything so well and have great pictures. Would be great for ESL to help with concepts and English vocab. Read full review

Contents

What is technology?
6
Joining things together Farming
18
Mass production Index
64
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Bridgman studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University in England, and also worked for several years as a graphic designer. After studying electornics, he became a design engineer. He was Curator of Communications at London's Science Museum for over ten years.

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