First How Things Work Encyclopedia : A First Reference Guide for Inquisitive Minds

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Book FormatHardcover
Publication DateDecember, 2009
GenreJuvenile Nonfiction/Technology - How Things Work/Are Made

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Looking at the technology all around us-and then explaining how it works, the How Things Work Encyclopedia lifts the hood of a car engine, gets inside a TV set, and discovers the power of invisible microwaves. With close-ups, cutaways, and diagrams bringing the technology to life, and timelines illustrating the development of inventions, challenging curiosity quizzes and fascinating facts, the How Things Work Encyclopedia lets children really see and understand what's going on inside.


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DK First Reference
Book Format
Original Languages
Number of Pages
First How Things Work Encyclopedia
Publication Date
December, 2009
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
11.25 x 8.75 x 0.58 Inches

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I love books where you can learn, whether they are children's books or adult books. This book didn't let me down. I was surprised at how many things I learned from it. Like my name in binary code. F 01000110 r 01100010 e 01100101 d 01100100 a 01100001 A very interesting book, there was a lot of valuable content in it. I absolutely loved the illustrations, especially when showing the mechanics behind everything. The criticisms I have are in the age range specified by the publishers. The age for this book is 5-7, however I would not want my 5 year old learning about future brain transplants. Which leads me to my second criticism.... how believable is the last part of the book?! It is about the future, so it is predicted, but in my opinion, not something you share with a 5 year old. I do like the book though, so I suggest parents or teachers peruse the book first. You decide if it is something you want to share with your child. I definitely will, but only children 8+.

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