Book Reviews of The Way Things Really Work : And How They Actually Happen

The Way Things Really Work : And How They Actually Happen
The Way Things Really Work And How They Actually Happen
Author: Ron Barrett, Henry Beard
ISBN-13: 9780670850730
ISBN-10: 067085073X
Publication Date: 11/1/1993
Pages: 96
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Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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This book is a PARODY of The Way Things Work books.
Ever wonder why your luggage flies to Rio when your flight's going to L.A.? Why Chinese food tastes the same wherever you go? Why your mail takes two weeks to be delivered from two blocks away? Why elevator doors always close in your face? They Way Tings Really Work reveals through diabolically comic illustrations the unseen dynamics and inner workings of such puzzling commonplace occurrences. Although it may seem as if human error or mechanical malfunction is to blame, here's "proof" that many of life's snafus are actually the result of finely tuned mechanisms and ingeniously thought-out systems. Readers for whom the clearest explanations of levers and pulleys can't begin to explain what's really going on will be hard-pressed to keep from turning the pages.