New Way Things Work

ISBN-10: 0395938473

ISBN-13: 9780395938478

Edition: 1998 (Teachers Edition, Instructors Manual, etc.)

Authors: David Macaulay, Neil Ardley

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The information age is upon us, baffling us with thousands of complicated state-of-the-art technologies. To help make sense of the computer age, David Macaulay brings us The New Way Things Work. This completely updated and expanded edition describes twelve new machines and includes more than seventy new pages detailing the latest innovations. With an entirely new section that guides us through the complicated world of digital machinery, where masses of electronic information can be squeezed onto a single tiny microchip, this revised edition embraces all of the newest developments, from cars to watches. Each scientific principle is brilliantly explained--with the help of a charming, if rather slow-witted, woolly mammoth.
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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 10/26/1998
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 4.114
Language: English

David Macaulay was born on December 2, 1946 in Lancashire, England, but moved to Bloomfield, New Jersey when he was 11. He received a bachelor's degree in architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Before becoming an author and illustrator, he worked as an interior designer, a junior high school teacher, and instructor of interior design at RISD from 1969 to 1973. His first book, Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction, was published in 1973. His other books include City, Castle, Pyramid, Mill, Underground, Mosque, The Way Things Work, Rome Antics, and Shortcut. He has received numerous awards including a Caldecott Honor Medal in 1991 for Black and White and the Washington Children's Book Guild Award for a Body of Non-Fiction Work in 1977.

Prelim Pages
The Mechanics of Movement
Title; contents; introductions
The Inclined Plane Locks and keys; cutting machines; can opener; plough; zipper
Levers includes; lever in action; weighing machines; grand piano; manual typewriter; fighters ladder
Wheel And Axle Wheel and axle at work waterwheel; turbine; windmill; wind turbine; dentist's drill
Gears and Belts Includes: gear box; mechanical Clocks; differential; lawn sprinkler; cams and cranks; sewing machine
Pulleys Chain hoist; counterweights; block and tackle; tower crane; escalator; lift
Screws Screws at work; tap; drills and augers; combine harvester
Rotating Wheels Gyroscope, starter motor; roller blind; car seat belt
Springs Stapler; car suspension
Friction Clutch; synchromesh; car brakes; oil rig; freedom from friction; perpetual motion
Harnessing the Elements
Title, Contents, Introduction
Floating Submersible; submarine; passenger boat; wind surfer; yacht; airship; hot-air balloon
Flying Includes: airplane; airliner wing; helicopter; jump-jet; hydrofoil
Pressure Power Includes: pumps; pneumatic drill; hydraulics; power steering; suction; carburetor; fuel injection
Exploiting Heat Includes: heat waves; combustion engines; blast furnace; electric heater; toaster; refrigerator
Nuclear Power Nuclear fission; nuclear fusion; nuclear weapons; fallout; nuclear reactor; fusion power
Working with Waves
Title, Contents, Introduction
Light and Images Includes: lighting; light bulb; mirrors; endoscope; lenses; telescopes; liquid crystals; holograms
Photography Includes: cameras; color photograph; photo booth; movie camera; movie projector
Printing Papermaking; printing plates; printing press; bookbinding
Sound and Music Woodwind instruments; brass instruments; string instruments; percussion instruments; microphone; synthesizer; electric guitar; mixer; amplifier; loudspeakers; earphones; record player; tape recorder
Telecommunications Telephone; radio transmitter; radio receiver; radio signals; television camera; camcorder; video recorder; television set; satellites; space telescope; radio telescope; satellite dish; space probes
Electricity and Automation
Title, Contents, Introduction
Electricity Includes: photocopier; air cleaner; ionizer; lightning conductor; quartz clock; self-winding watch; electric circuit; batteries; solar cell, remote control unit
Magnetism Includes: magnets at work; electric bell; electric horn; maglev train; disc drive; electric generator; transformer; power supply; car ignition system
Sensors and Detectors Includes: seismograph; air bag; autopilot; breath tester; smoke detector; X-rays; sonar; ultrasound; scanner; radar; metal detector; automatic doors; advanced burglar alarms; body scanner; automatic transmission; cruise control
New Section
The Digital Domain
Title, Contents, Introduction?
The Digital Domain will consist of five main sections: Forming Bits; Storing Bits; Processing Bits; Sending Bits; Using Bits
All of the following topics will be covered within these five sections?
Analog/Digital Systems Binary code; digital pictures; analog
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