Everyday things & how they work
Ordinary appliances and gadgets around the house get a new look, with a view to understanding their origin, purpose, and function. Readers learn how to think up ideas for new and special tools and appliances.
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Ordinary appliances and gadgets around the house
How do radios work?
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