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Field Guide to Household Technology

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ISBN-10: 1556526709

ISBN-13: 9781556526701

Edition: 2007

Authors: Ed Sobey

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Illustrating how a fire alarm detects smoke and what the "plasma" is in a plasma screen television, this fascinating handbook explains how everyday household devices function and operate. More than 180 different household technologies are covered, including gadgets unique to apartment buildings and houseboats. Devices are grouped according to their "habitats"--the living room, family room, den, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, and basement--and feature a detailed description of what the device does and how it works, as well as a photograph for easy identification. With helpful sidebars describing related technical issues, such as why a cheap dimmer switch can interfere with radio reception, this…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Chicago Review Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English