In diesem Buch sind auf fast 400 Seiten mit liebevollen und originellen Illustrationen auf einfache Weise alle erdenklichen uns umgebenden Maschinen und Techniken erklärt. Auf die Frage "Wie funktionert xxx?" hat dieses Buch fast immer eine Antwort. Internet, Schrauben, Atombomben - es ist alles erdenkliche auf jeweils ein oder zwei A4-Seiten kurz erklärt und super illustriert. Wesentlich schöner als immer nur Wikipedia oder Was-ist-Was zu Rate zu ziehen!
This book is an excellant gift for a curious elementary aged child. This book easily explains the way many common household items work with the author's use of his great illistrations. Many adults can also learn about how things work from this book. All in all, I think this book is the perfect girt for a curious child or the curious adult.
Do you think you know how a lot of things work? Yes? Well, you are probably wrong. I am a Physics Major in college and I thought I knew how a lot of things work. However, when I found this book in my physics professor's office, I fell in love with this book. I ordered for my copy on the same day. This book is good for the kids, but some of the stuff is hard to understand because there are some words like forces or angles. These are hard to understand for kids, but the pictures in this book are good for the curious kids. They may understand some of the stuff. But, I would rate this book for grownups. You will learn how locks work, how airplanes fly, how helicopters can go forward or backward. You will understand the mechanics just by looking at the pictures, but the reading the explanations also helps you understand. This is a nice book to keep at the corner of your bookshelf.
Simply put, this book is the best thing that ever happened to me. I first came across it at my local library. After browsing through it casually, I ordered my own copy right away! Even though I was a science major in college and am pursuing a career in science writing, I have always found myself overwhelmed and intimidated by machines and technology -- that is, until "The New Way Things Work" came along. The book has opened up a whole new world to me that would otherwise be inaccessible. Buy this book today!
My nephew, who is six, thanks me everytime he sees me or talks to me on the phone for sending this book. This is a great book for curious children to "grow into" with their parents. It also helps parents look very smart to their children if they read it first!
A special informative book on the workings of just about anything that needs explaining. Certainly for the curious. I still cannot figure out how to count binary even with the great explanations shown. I'll have to stick with the pictures that are very clear.
good book for the school kids,and surely good present for their birthdays.after reading this book,iam not able to just pass away small things,i just stop and wonder how it works.i just did't get one thing,like why does the aurthor liked the mamooth so much?
Every page of this book is a delight! Follow the mammoth and his adventures in science. From learning about everyday machines to understanding the cyber world. Funny, witty and fascinating,no other books can top this!