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The Way Things Work: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Technology
The Way Things Work An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Technology Author:C. van Amerongen M.Sc. 11th Printing. This translation and adaptation is from the revised edition. The original German language edition was entitled "Wie funktioniert das?", and was published in Great Britain as "The Universal Encyclopedia of Machines: Or How Things Work". — This book "has been designed... to give the layman an understanding of... more » how things work from the simplest mechanical functions of modern life to the most basic scientific principles and complex industrial processes that affect our well-being... A page of descriptive text faces the coloured drawing to which it refers..."
The illustrations are line drawings in black, red and gray. The volume includes a Table of Contents and an Index.« less