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The New Way Things Work

Macaulay, David (Book - 1998 )
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Text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines. Includes new material about digital technology.
Authors: Macaulay, David
Title: The new way things work
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1998
Characteristics: 400 p. :,col. ill. ;,29 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Macaulay with Neil Ardley
Notes: Rev. and updated ed. of: The way things work, 1988
Includes index
Contents: The Mechanics of movement: The Inclined plane
Locks and keys
Cutting machines
The Can opener
The Plow
The Zipper
Levers
Weighing machines
Grand piano
Manual typewriter
Bicycle brake
Hydraulic platform
The Wheel and axle
Hydroelectric turbine
The Windmill
Gears and belts
Spur gears
The Gearbox
Mechanical clocks and watches
The Rack and pinon
Bevel gears
The Differential
Worm gears
Speedometer
Lawn sprinkler
Cams and cranks
Cams and cranks in the car
Sewing machine
Pulleys
Chain hoist
Counterweights
Block and tackle
Tower crane
Escalator and elevator
Screws
The Faucet
Drills and augers
The Combine harvester
Rotating wheels
Inertia at work
Starter Motor
Window shade
Car seat belt
Gyroscope
Springs
The Stapler
Car suspension
Friction
The Clutch
Synchromesh
Car brakes
Oil rig
Freedom from friction
Harnessing the elements: Floating
The Submersible
The Submarine
Passenger boat
The Windsurfer
The Yacht
The Airship
The Hot-air balloon
Flying
The Airplane
Flying machines
Airliner wing
The Helicopter
Single-rotor helicopter
Twin-rotor helicopter
The jump jet
The hydrofoil
Pressure power
Reciprocating pumps
Rotary pumps
Pneumatic machines
Pneumatic drill
Power brakes
Hydraulic machines
Hydraulic ram
Power steering
Suction machines
The Aqualung
The Toilet tank
Pressure gauges
The Water meter
Jets and sprays
Manned Maneuvering unit
The Spray can
The Fire extinguisher
Carburetor and fuel injection
Pens
Exploiting heat
Heat waves
The Vacuum flask
Combustion machines
Blast furnace and steel converter
Electric heat
The Toaster
Refrigerator
Car cooling system
Air conditioner
Thermostats
Thermometer
Gasoline engine
Steam power
The Jet engine
Rocket engines
Nuclear power
Nuclear fission
Nuclear fusion
Nuclear weapons
Fallout
Nuclear reactor
Fusion power
Working with waves: Light and images
Lighting
Light bulb
Adding colors
Subtracting colors
Mirrors
Endoscope
Lenses
Telescopes
Binoculars
Microscopes
Polarized light
Liquid crystals
Laser
Holography
Hologram
Photography
The Single lens reflex camera
Color photograph
Almost instant pictures
Photo booth
Movie camera
Movie projector
Printing
Papermaking
Printing plate
Printing press
Bookbinding
Sound and music
Woodwind instruments
Brass instruments
String and percussion instruments
Microphone
Synthesizer
Electric guitar
Mixer
Amplifier
Loudspeaker
Earphone
The Record player
The Tape recorder
Telecommunications
Telephone
Radio transmitter
Radio receiver
Radio signals
Television camera
Camcorder
Video recorder
Television set
Satellite
Radio telescope
Space telescope
Space probe
Electricity and automation: Electricity
The Photocopier
Air cleaner
Lightning conductor
Ionizer
Self-winding watch
Quartz clock
The Current cart
Electric circuit
Batteries
Car temperature gauge
Solar cell
Remote control unit
Magnetism
Magnets at work
Electric bell
The Electric horn
Electric motor
Maglev train
Disk drive
Electric generator
Power supply
Transformer
The Two-way switch
Sensors and detectors
Seismograph
Airbag
Autopilot
Breath tester
Smoke detector
X-Rays
Sonar
Ultrasound scannter
Radar
Metal detector
Coin tester
Body scanner
Advanced burglar alarms
Automatic door
Automatic transmission
Cruise control
The Digital domain: Making bits
Fingertip input
Computer keyboard
Mouse
Signal input
Digital thermometer
Electronic scales
Sound to bits
Light to bits
Scanner
Fax machine
Digital still camera
Storing bits
Bits and bytes
Electrical storage
Flash memory
Magnetic storage
Optical storage
Compact disk player
Processing bits
Logic gates
Microchip
Processor
Software
Sending bits
Modem
Internet and e-mail
Portable navigator
Using bits
Direct output
Signal output
Computer screen
Virtual reality
Flight simulator
Robot
Cash dispenser
Computer
Supermarket
Airline
Eureka! The Invention of machines
Summary: Text and numerous detailed illustrations introduce and explain the scientific principles and workings of hundreds of machines. Includes new material about digital technology.
Additional Contributors: Macaulay, David - Way things work
Ardley, Neil
ISBN: 9780395938478
0395938473
Branch Call Number: j 600 M117n 1998
Subject Headings: Technology Juvenile literature Technology Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Technology
Technology
LCCN: 98014224
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