How Stuff Works

by Book Sales, Marshall Brain

May 1, 2013 | Hardcover

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From the award-winning Web site visited by more than 2.5 million people every month comes the hardcover reference guide How Stuff Works. This book is a definitive guide to the inner workings of everyday items. In this fun and infinitely informative guide, Marshall Brain and staff of "stuff" experts at HowStuffWorks, Inc. unravel the mysteries of more than 135 intriguing topics. You''ll be fascinated by the world around you!

In Marshall Brain''s trademark easy-to-understand language, complemented by beautiful full-color illustrations, you''ll discover the basic mechanisms behind everything from toasters to turbochargers, dieting to DVD players, and cell phones to submarines.

Technology and scientific principles are all around you: whether in the chips needed to execute commands on your computer, or in determining how many calories you need to burn in order to lose five pounds. This exciting book explainsâ??in a way you can easily graspâ??how technology is a part of everyday life. No matter what your age, if you''re intrigued by how stuff works, you won''t be able to put down How Stuff Works!

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 308 pages, 3.7 × 2.85 × 0.39 in

Published: May 1, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0785824324

ISBN - 13: 9780785824329

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How Stuff Works

by Book Sales, Marshall Brain

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 308 pages, 3.7 × 2.85 × 0.39 in

Published: May 1, 2013

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0785824324

ISBN - 13: 9780785824329

About the Book

Originally published: New York: Hungry Minds, 2001.

From the Publisher

From the award-winning Web site visited by more than 2.5 million people every month comes the hardcover reference guide How Stuff Works. This book is a definitive guide to the inner workings of everyday items. In this fun and infinitely informative guide, Marshall Brain and staff of "stuff" experts at HowStuffWorks, Inc. unravel the mysteries of more than 135 intriguing topics. You''ll be fascinated by the world around you!

In Marshall Brain''s trademark easy-to-understand language, complemented by beautiful full-color illustrations, you''ll discover the basic mechanisms behind everything from toasters to turbochargers, dieting to DVD players, and cell phones to submarines.

Technology and scientific principles are all around you: whether in the chips needed to execute commands on your computer, or in determining how many calories you need to burn in order to lose five pounds. This exciting book explainsâ??in a way you can easily graspâ??how technology is a part of everyday life. No matter what your age, if you''re intrigued by how stuff works, you won''t be able to put down How Stuff Works!

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Have you ever wondered…
How helicopters are able to fly sideways?
Why you crave chocolate and caffeine?
What stops a car when you step on the brake pedal?
Where email messages go after you press the Send button?
In this definitive, generously illustrated guide, Marshall Brains and the experts at the award-winning Web site HowStuffWorks.com explain the magic behind everyday items and processes. You'll learn what the Internet really is, how airplanes stay up and submarinese stay down, what GPS is and why you might need it, and how a whole film can be captured on a tiny DVD.
With this eye-opening book, you'll never look at a toaster, cell phone, or tattoo parlor the same way again!
Hundreds of full-colour illustrations and photos showing step-by-step imates of how stuff works. More than 135 informative articles show you how the items you use every day work. All explained in Marshall Brain's trademark down-to-earth voice.

About the Author

Marshall Brain (yes, that is his real name!) is the founder and CEO of HowStuffWorks, Inc. A published author with more than a dozen books to his name, including the popular The Teenager''s Guide to the Real World, Marshall began HowStuffWorks.com as a hobby--a way to learn more about the world and to share that knowledge with online readers. Today, the company has expanded to include magazines, kids clubs, and books. Marshall lives just outside of Raleigh, NC with his wife Leigh, son David, and daughter Irena.
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