Cut in Half: The Hidden World Inside Everyday Objects

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Chronicle Books, Sep 4, 2018 - Science - 144 pages
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What exactly is inside a laptop, a golf ball, a vacuum cleaner, or a novelty singing fish toy? The insides of these and dozens of other objects are revealed in this photographic exploration of the stuff all around us, exposed and explained. With the help of a high-pressure waterjet cutter able to slice through 4 inches of steel plate, designer and fabricator Mike Warren (creator of the popular Cut in Half YouTube channel) cuts into everything from boom boxes to boxing gloves, oil filters to seashells, describing and demystifying the inner workings and materials of each. With a cleverly die-cut case and gorgeously detailed photography, Cut in Half is a fascinating and accessible popular science look at the extraordinary in the everyday.

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User Review  - readysetgo -

What a great concept! As others mention, the execution is sometimes wanting, whether it be the method of cutting or the items themselves. Favorite "cut in half" was the DSLR camera. This could easily be a hit tube video channel with thousands of possibilities. Read full review

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User Review  - MichaelGlenn -

It was fascinating to see all the items the author had cut. It was interesting to know how the machine he uses works, and also to see things from a perspective most people would never get. Not a hard ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Mike Warren is a designer, inventor, and popular science writer steeped in maker culture whose work has been featured in Wired, the New York Times, Popular Scientist, CNET, and New Scientist. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Jonothan Woodward creates food, product, interior, and lifestyle images for a wide range of clients. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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