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The New Way Things Work

by David Macaulay Author

(From Amazon): 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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Additional Details

Resource Type
Book
ISBN
0-395-93847-3
Print Status
In Print
Lessons
105
Pages
400
Suggested Grades
1st - 12th
Publisher
HMH Books for Young Readers
Edition
Rev Sub
Copyright
1998

Lessons

  • 1 The mechanics of movement introduction, p8-9
  • 2 The Inclined Plane, p10-11
  • 3 Locks and Keys, p12-13
  • 4 Cutting Machines, p14-15
  • 5 The Plow, page 16
  • 6 The Zipper, page 17
  • 7 Levers, pages 18-21
  • 8 Levers in Action, pages 22-23
  • 9 Weighing Machines, pages 24-25
  • 10 Grand Piano, page 26
  • 11 Manual Typewriter, page 27
  • 12 Bicycle Brake, page 28
  • 13 Hydraulic Platform, page 29
  • 14 The Wheel and Axle, pages 30-31
  • 15 The Wheel and Axle at Work, page 32
  • 16 Hydroelectric Turbine, page 33
  • 17 The Windmill and Wind Turbines, pages 34-35
  • 18 Gears and Belts, pages 36-37
  • 19 Spur Gears, pages 38-39
  • 20 The Gearbox, pages 40-41
  • 21 Mechanical Clocks and Watches, page 42
  • 22 The Rack and Pinion, page 43
  • 23 Bevel Gears, page 44
  • 24 The Differential, page 45
  • 25 Worm Gears, page 46
  • 26 Lawn Sprinkler, page 47
  • 27 Cams and Cranks, pages 48-49
  • 28 Cams and Cranks in the Car, pages 50-51
  • 29 The Sewing Machine, pages 52-53
  • 30 Pulleys, pages 54-55
  • 31 Chain Hoist, Counterweights, Block and Tackle, pages 56-57
  • 32 Tower Crane, pages 58-59
  • 33 Escalator and Elevator, pages 60-61
  • 34 Screws, pages 62-63
  • 35 The Screw at Work, page 64
  • 36 The Faucet, page 65
  • 37 Drills and Augers, pages 66-67
  • 38 The Combine Harvester, pages 68-69
  • 39 Rotating Wheels, pages 70-71
  • 40 Inertia at Work, page 72
  • 41 Starter Motor, page 73
  • 42 Window Shade, page 74
  • 43 Car Seat Belt, page 75
  • 44 Gyroscope and Gyrocompass, pages 76-77
  • 45 Springs, pages 78-79
  • 46 The Stapler, pages 80-81
  • 47 Car Suspension, pages 80-81
  • 48 Friction, pages 82-83
  • 49 The Clutch, page 84
  • 50 Synchromesh, page 85
  • 51 Car Brakes, page 86
  • 52 Oil Rigs, page 87
  • 53 Freedom from Friction, page 88
  • 54 Perpetual Motion, page 89
  • 55 Harnessing the Elements, introduction, pages 92-93
  • 56 Floating, pages 94-95
  • 57 The Submersible, page 96
  • 58 The Submarine, page 97
  • 59 Passenger Boat, pages 98-101
  • 60 The Windsurfer, page 102
  • 61 The Yacht, page 103
  • 62 The Airship, page 104
  • 63 The Hot Air Balloon, page 105
  • 64 Flying, pages 106-107
  • 65 The Airplane, pages 108-109
  • 66 Flying Machines, pages 110-111
  • 67 Airliner Wing, pages 112-113
  • 68 The Helicopter, pages 114-115
  • 69 Single-Rotor Helicopter, page 116
  • 70 Twin-Rotor Helicopter, page 117
  • 71 The Jump Jet, page 118
  • 72 The Hydrofoil, page 119
  • 73 Pressure Power, pages 120-121
  • 74 Reciprocating Pumps, pages 122-123
  • 75 Rotary Pumps, pages 124-125
  • 76 Pneumatic Machines, page 126
  • 77 Pneumatic Drill and Power Brakes, page 127
  • 78 Hydraulic Machines, pages 128-129
  • 79 Suction Machines, page 130
  • 80 The Aqualung, page 131
  • 81 The Toilet Tank, page 132-133
  • 82 Pressure Gauges, page 134
  • 83 The Water Meter, page 135
  • 84 Jets and Sprays, page 136
  • 85 Manned maneuvering Unit, page 137
  • 86 The Spray Can, page 138
  • 87 The Fire Extinguisher, page 139
  • 88 Carburetor and Fuel Injection, pages 140-141
  • 89 Pens, page 141
  • 90 Exploiting Heat, pages 142-143
  • 91 Heat Waves, pages 144
  • 92 The Vacuum Flask, page 145
  • 93 Combustion Machines, pages 146-147
  • 94 Blast Furnace and Steel Converter, pages 148-149
  • 95 Electric Heat, page 150
  • 96 The Toaster, page 151
  • 97
  • 98
  • 99
  • 100
  • 101
  • 102
  • 103
  • 104
  • 105

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