How It Works: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Science and Invention

How It Works: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Science and Invention

by Donald Clarke

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A revised and updated illustrated encyclopedia of 20th-century science concepts, developments, and inventions--more sophisticated than most Cavendish offerings and probably too much of a stretch for the publisher's usual middle school audience (but, on the other hand, more respectful of and engaging to the intelligence of high school, college, and adult readers, even those with considerable technical expertise). The extensive use of detailed color photographs and drawings complements the text without condescension to the reader. Volumes 1-23 cover some 1,000 main subject entries in alphabetical order (A-bomb to zoom lens). Volume 24 presents biographies, Volume 25 provides a chronology of inventions and discoveries, and Volume 26 includes an illustrated "Milestones of Science," a glossary, and two indexes. Volumes 27 and 28 provide supplemental coverage of current developments in more than 100 sciences (Is this the only new material added since the previous revision of 1988?). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
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