How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers / Edition 1

How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers / Edition 1

by Sharon Rose
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1579122744

ISBN-13: 2901579122743

Pub. Date: 03/08/2003

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.

For anyone, young or old, who has ever wondered, "how do they make those?"-here is an entertaining, illustrated exploration of the process behind the manufacture of everyday items.

What are bulletproof vests made of? How do they get lipstick into the tube? How much brass does it take to make a trumpet? The answers-and so much more fascinating information-can be

Overview

For anyone, young or old, who has ever wondered, "how do they make those?"-here is an entertaining, illustrated exploration of the process behind the manufacture of everyday items.

What are bulletproof vests made of? How do they get lipstick into the tube? How much brass does it take to make a trumpet? The answers-and so much more fascinating information-can be found in HOW THINGS ARE MADE, a behind-the-machine look at everyday objects of all kinds, from guitars, helicopters, and compact discs to lawn mowers, running shoes, and chocolate.

Each page of HOW THINGS ARE MADE features informative, step-by-step text along with detailed illustrations, diagrams, and sidebars to tell the stories behind the things we sometimes take for granted but often wonder about. Did you know that Edison didn't really invent the light bulb? Or that the first bar code was on a pack of Wrigley Spearmint gum? Find out these answers and much more in HOW THINGS ARE MADE, which has a cover made of real denim with a pocket.


About the Author:
Sharon Rose is a business consultant and is constantly taking things apart and rebuilding them in her free time. She lives in Redmond, Washington.

Neil Schlager is a chemical engineer who has run factories in Nashville, Tennessee; Winnipeg, Canada; and Bahrain. He lives in Ithaca, New York.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901579122743
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/08/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288

Table of Contents

Reader's Guide6
Air Bag7
Automobile15
Bar Code Scanner25
Blue Jeans32
BulletproofVest40
Cheese48
Chocolate55
Combination Lock63
Compact Disc70
Contact Lens77
Eyeglass Lens85
Guitar93
Helicopter100
Jet Engine112
Lawn Mower122
Lightbulb129
Lipstick137
Nail Polish146
Optical Fiber152
Pencil161
Postage Stamp168
Rubber Band177
Running Shoe184
Salsa192
Seismograph198
Smoke Detector208
Sugar214
Sunscreen222
Super Glue230
Thermometer238
Tire246
Trumpet254
Watch263
Zipper271
Where to Learn More280

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