How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers

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 ...

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780641962110
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/13/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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Sharon Rose is a business consultant and is constantly taking things apart and rebuilding them in her free time. She lives in Redmond, Washington.
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Table of Contents

Reader's Guide 6
Air Bag 7
Automobile 15
Bar Code Scanner 25
Blue Jeans 32
BulletproofVest 40
Cheese 48
Chocolate 55
Combination Lock 63
Compact Disc 70
Contact Lens 77
Eyeglass Lens 85
Guitar 93
Helicopter 100
Jet Engine 112
Lawn Mower 122
Lightbulb 129
Lipstick 137
Nail Polish 146
Optical Fiber 152
Pencil 161
Postage Stamp 168
Rubber Band 177
Running Shoe 184
Salsa 192
Seismograph 198
Smoke Detector 208
Sugar 214
Sunscreen 222
Super Glue 230
Thermometer 238
Tire 246
Trumpet 254
Watch 263
Zipper 271
Where to Learn More 280
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