Marshall Brain's More How Stuff Works

Marshall Brain's More How Stuff Works

by Marshall Brain
     
 

If you’ve ever wondered why X-ray machines can "see through" a body, how the espresso machine can make such a great cup of joe, or what information is contained in a UPC bar code, you’re in great company!

Marshall Brain is fascinated by the technology that surrounds us every day, and no one is better at explaining in simple-to-understand language the

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Overview

If you’ve ever wondered why X-ray machines can "see through" a body, how the espresso machine can make such a great cup of joe, or what information is contained in a UPC bar code, you’re in great company!

Marshall Brain is fascinated by the technology that surrounds us every day, and no one is better at explaining in simple-to-understand language the workings behind restaurant pagers, solar cells, yo-yos, and animal camouflage. As the founder of the immensely popular Web site HowStuffWorks.com, Marshall and his team of award-winning writers have enlightened millions of readers on thousands of topics.

In this follow-up to the well-received How Stuff Works, Marshall reveals more of the magic behind everyday stuff with dozens of original articles covering everything from webcams to wildfires, solar eclipses to surge protectors, and rainforests to restaurant pagers. You won’t be able to put down this full-color, lavishly illustrated guide!

More How Stuff Works contains:

  • Clear, concise explanations of more than 125 topics ranging from icemakers to instant messaging
  • Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations that bring the content to life
  • "Cool Facts," "And Another Thing...," and "Did You Know?" sidebars that give you extra, insider information
  • A special, timely chapter on "Police, Military, and Defense" that explains how stuff such as body armor, gas masks, and military camouflage works

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How do 3-D glasses work? How do urban legends spread? What makes artificial hearts tick? Each month, more than 2 million people visit Marshall Brain's HowStuffWorks.com to answer questions like this. Marshall Brain's More How Stuff Works provides solutions to these conundrums and more than 100 others. You need puzzle no more over black holes, encryption, cloning, or quicksand.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764567117
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.19(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Marshall Brain (yes, that's his real name!) is the founder of HowStuffWorks, Inc. A published author with more than a dozen books to his name, including How Stuff Works and How Much Does the Earth Weigh?, 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 video, television, radio, books, CDs, and magazines. Marshall lives in Raleigh, N.C., with his wife Leigh, sons David, John, and Ian, and daughter Irena.
Lee Dempsey is a graphic designer at HowStuffWorks, Inc. Lee studied technical illustration at the University of Central England and has worked in the design environment for 10 years. This is the second HowStuffWorks book featuring Lee's illustrations. In addition to his print work, Lee also creates graphics for the HowStuffWorks Web site. Born in Lancashire, England, Lee now lives in Chapel Hill, N.C.

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