Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works

Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works

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by Marshall Brain, HowStuffWorks.com
     
 

Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works is a lavish, full-color, highly visual resource for those with hungry minds who crave an understanding of the way things work around them-from submarine ships to digital technology to toilets!
With over 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos showing step-by-step images of how stuff works, these easy-to-understand

Overview

Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works is a lavish, full-color, highly visual resource for those with hungry minds who crave an understanding of the way things work around them-from submarine ships to digital technology to toilets!
With over 1,000 full-color illustrations and photos showing step-by-step images of how stuff works, these easy-to-understand explanations cover the most popular and interesting subject areas, including Technology, Science, Health, Fitness, Transportation, and more! Sample topics include: How CDs Work, How Car Engines Work, and How Nuclear Radiation and Power Work.

Editorial Reviews

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Entertaining text and whimsical yet accurate illustrations makes this a wonderful browsing book for the curious.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764565182
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Series:
How Stuff Works Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 11.18(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Marshall Brain (yes, that is his real name!) is the founder and CEO of HowStuffWorks, Inc. A published author with more than a dozen books to his name, including the popular The Teenager's Guide to the Real World, Marshall began HowStuffWorks.com as a hobby—a way to learn more about the world and to share that knowledge with online readers. Today, the company has expanded to include magazines, kids clubs, and book. Marshall lives just outside Raleigh, NC, with his wife Leigh, son David, and daughter Irena.

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Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed in every single line while reading that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great informational book, it has a lot of good facts, and you might even learn how to build a few things (like firecrackers for example!).
Guest More than 1 year ago
Getting bored on a holiday? Got that curious itch that you can't satisfy? Wanna impress your friends? Your girlfriend? Wanna feel like Einstein? Well - cut out the last one :) This book is outstanding. If you've seen the site (and you must have if you are here) then this is even better because nothing can give more pleasure than turning the page and reading the stuff you want to. Waiting for downloads is a pain! This book recreates the magic of the website and the illustrations are excellent. Very educational and intuitive. Obviously you will miss the animation but you really do not miss it! For the lay reader, the curious or the mechanically challenged this is highly recommended. I was lucky to get my hands on the book before it hit the bookshelves (don't ask how!) and I have been spending an hour at least every night before I sleep. You know what? I do feel like Einstein!