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.
Marshall Brain's How Stuff Worksby Marshall Brain, HowStuffWorks.com
From the award-winning Web site visited by more than 2.5 million people every month comes How Stuff Works, the definitive guide to the inner workings of everyday items. In this fun and infinitely informative guide, Marshall Brain and staff of "stuff" experts at HowStuffWorks, Inc. unravel the mysteries of more than 135 intriguing topics. You'll be fascinated by the world around you!
In Marshall Brain's trademark easy-to-understand language, complemented by beautiful full-color illustrations, you'll discover the basic mechanisms behind everything from toasters to turbochargers, dieting to DVD players, and cell phones to submarines.
Technology and scientific principles are all around you: whether in the chips needed to execute commands on your computer, or in determining how many calories you need to burn in order to lose five pounds. This exciting book explains—in a way you can easily grasp—how technology is a part of everyday life.
How Stuff Works contains:
- More than 135 articles written in Marshall Brain's award-winning style
- Hundreds of original color drawings that illuminate the incisive text
- "Cool Facts," "Did You Know?," and "And Another Thing..." sidebars that give you extra, insider information
- Color photographs
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