Dimensions: 308 pages, 3.7 × 2.85 × 0.39 in
Published: May 1, 2013
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
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
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 explains-in a way you can easily
grasp-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!
From the Jacket
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.