This revised edition of David Macaulay's classic The Way Things Work takes you into the inner workings of hundreds of machines and explains the science behind their technologies. From the simple lever to the modern microprocessor, this bestseller has been completely updated with the latest technologies and explains every machine you've ever wanted to understand, and some you've probably never thought about. From clocks and watches, to jet engines and the internet, David Macaulay's beautiful illustrations represent the inner workings of each machine. With David Macaulay's inspired illustrations and humorous approach, The Way Things Work makes even the most complex technology fun, fascinating and accessible for children of all ages.
David Macaulay has an uncanny ability to explain complicated feats of engineering and technology to even the most non-technically minded reader. His detailed illustrations and sly humour have earned him fans of all ages. His books, which have been translated into a dozen lanuages, showcase everything from buildings to the human body, with The Way Things Work selling more than 3 million copies. He has won many awards, including the Caldecott Medal, the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, and the Washington Post Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award. He was a two-time nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Award and received the Bradford Washburn Award, presented by the Museum of Science in Boston to an outstanding contributor to science. David also exhibits his work in galleries and museums, bringing his unique vision to an even wider audience.