Cool Stuff 2.0: And How it Works

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Following on the success Cool Stuff and How it Works, this spectacular book shows and explains, in a brilliantly visual and easy-to-understand way, exactly how the technology that shapes our world works. Taking the reader on an eye-opening journey from the engine of a hydrogen-fuelled car, into the virtual world of Second Life, and up the earthquake-proofed structure of the world's tallest office building, learn about the science behind every machine and gadget, and find out when and how things were invented-from...
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Overview

Following on the success Cool Stuff and How it Works, this spectacular book shows and explains, in a brilliantly visual and easy-to-understand way, exactly how the technology that shapes our world works. Taking the reader on an eye-opening journey from the engine of a hydrogen-fuelled car, into the virtual world of Second Life, and up the earthquake-proofed structure of the world's tallest office building, learn about the science behind every machine and gadget, and find out when and how things were invented-from mobile phones and games consoles to smart cards and space planes.
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Author John Woodcock has a degree in physics from Oxford University, but the success of his Cool Stuff books probably owes as much to his communication skills as his high-level scientific expertise. In this singular follow-up to the original, he explains machines, gadgets, and other technologies to inquiring young minds. Among the topics tackled in this entertaining nonfiction book are earthquake proofing, hydrogen-fueled cars, and virtual realities. An exciting challenge for tinkerers and thinkers.
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Gr 4-8- This edition follows the format of Cool Stuff and How It Works (DK, 2005), with no duplication and with eye-catching spreads devoted to cutting-edge products and inventions. More than 100 entries present a wide variety of topics with high child appeal, from robot cars to high-tech toilets. Some explain the workings of products popular with kids, such as Lego Mindstorm™. Others, such as the "vomit comet" used in astronaut training, are less familiar, but equally intriguing, and some look ahead to likely developments that don't yet exist, such as a "silent flight" aircraft that "could be a reality by 2030." Beyond the "cool" factor, many of these new technologies also benefit people and the environment in powerful ways that are noted throughout. Full but uncluttered layouts mix photos, text boxes, diagrams, and captions to highlight key elements. Contextual background is occasionally sparse; the article on the ULTra taxi®, for instance, provides excellent photos and describes the features of the vehicle, but does not mention where or when it might be used. For the most part, though, readers should have an easy time understanding the basics of what each item does, how it is used, and how it works. Along with up-to-date scientific information on high-interest topics, this title has very strong browsing appeal and great booktalk potential.-Steven Engelfried, Multnomah County Library, OR

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756632076
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/17/2007
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 3 months - 17 years
  • Product dimensions: 8.74 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Woodford graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in Natural Sciences. For several years he worked as an information designer for IBM and then made a career change to publishing where he became an editor on specialist science and technology titles.

Dr Jon Woodcock graduated from Oxford University with a degree in physics before moving to the University of London where he was awarded a PhD for his work in astrophysics. He has worked in research and development for various hi-tech companies and now consults and writes on science and technology.
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  • Posted May 18, 2010

    Cool Stuff 2.0

    The book Cool Stuff 2.0 is an amazing book and I rate it a five out of five. It was a very good book with enormous and descriptive pictures. It talked about how many different things work from travel live and other categories. The most expensive toilet, from the category live, was one of the bigger pictures it took up two pages and explained the toilet and its different features. The authors picked interesting topics and explained them satisfactorily. The extreme sports were very cool and one of them let you jump 10 feet in the air.
    In my opinion this book should have explained easier things to understand before more complex items. This would make it easier to understand how a complex video game system would work. Although when it got to advanced technology like super computers, the book became shakier with explaining overall the book was fascinating and a great way to learn about advancing technology and the world around us. I recommend this book to anyone who is very good at understanding how things work and wants to understand this world more fully.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2009

    Fun book for teens who enjoy technology

    I bought this book for my 13 yr old son to take on our summer vacation so he could read it during the long drive. He loved the book! He's very fascinated with how things are made and how they work, but he doesn't like to read very long, detailed books so this was perfect. Each item in the book had approx 2-4 pages dedicated to it explaining how it worked. He showed the book to a friend who also found it to be "very cool".

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