Cool Stuff and how it Works

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Dorling Kindersley Pub., 2005 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 256 pages
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We revel in working and playing with high-tech gadgetry, addicted to our cell phones, computers, digital cameras, and MP3 Players and more, but we rarely stop to think how these things actually work. Even home appliances such as refrigerators and microwave ovens use technology that many people don't understand yet take completely for granted. This colorfully illustrated picture book uses advanced imaging technology such as X rays, scanning electron micrographs, and infrared thermograms, along with traditional graphics, to reveal the workings of all this and more, from the Internet and computers to advanced textiles, space-age materials, and medical marvels. Even conveniences as basic as a match and a lightbulb are dissected with brilliant photography. Includes numerous examples where man-made inventions mimic the example of nature, such as fluorescent lights from bioluminescence and Velcro from the burr plant. Summed up with a technology time line, biographies of groundbreaking inventors, and a glossary of "techno terms.

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This book is amazing and useful. My class and I are using it to do a project on it and write essays and do worksheets about many devices in this book. This book is worth a 5 star rating. Very useful. Also it has many categories showing about how things works and gives the students and adults a new experience about new technology and how they might work in the future. I'm very sure this is one of the most useful books about technology I have read. It is very easy to understand and My class loves it! I'm happy we chose this book to do a project on. I'm sure many other people like it too but that my opinion. I love this book. Some good things about this book is that it gives very detailed explanations about the new modern technology and some things we never knew about. I really suggest others to read this fascinating book because at the end of the book you cant say you haven't learned anything because there is A lot of information about technology. So I suggest if you are a technology fan read this, And even if you aren't I still suggest you to read this amazing educational book. You will learn A lot. Trust me it gives you an eye opening experience from iPod to blood streams and robots you'll sure learn alot. So buy it! And read it.  

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Very interesting. This book has many things that you wouldnt expect to see in it. We know how things are made but we may not always know how it works. It would recommend this book and the new one More Stuff and How it Works.

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About the author (2005)

Luke Collins is a freelance writer whose work appears regularly in publications including the New York times, the Financial times, the Bulletin, AFR BOSS and AFR Magazine. He is a former New York correspondent for the Australian Financial Review and writes a weekly column for the Herald Sun newspaper. He lives in New York.

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