The Random House Book of How Things Work Author:Steve Parker Ever get the urge to take the back off the kitchen clock and see what makes it tick? Peer under the hood of the family car and find out what makes it go? Unscrew the faucets and see where the water comes from? Then this is the book for you! The Random House Book of How Things Work takes the mystery out of more than 300 machines, mechanisms, and ... more »processes -- from clocks to car engines, jackhammers to jumbo jets, bridge building to radio broadcasting.
Hundreds of dramatic, clearly labeled cutaways, illustrations, and diagrams take you right inside each machine and show you how the parts move and what goes where. Along the way you'll learn some surprising things about how an ordinary lever keeps you safe at night, how a simple wedge keeps your pants from falling down, and much more.
The Random House Book of How Things Work is technology at a glance -- a comprehensive guide to the complex world we live in.« less