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Marshall Brain's More How Stuff Works
     

Marshall Brain's More How Stuff Works

by Marshall Brain
 

Have you ever wondered.

• How an ATM verifies your identification and account information and dispenses cash in a matter of seconds?

• What, if anything, is able to escape from a black hole?

• Why workplace surveillance is becoming more common?

• Whether human cloning is possible?

In this full-color follow-up to the bestselling How

Overview

Have you ever wondered.

• How an ATM verifies your identification and account information and dispenses cash in a matter of seconds?

• What, if anything, is able to escape from a black hole?

• Why workplace surveillance is becoming more common?

• Whether human cloning is possible?

In this full-color follow-up to the bestselling How Stuff Works, Marshall Brain travels inside your computer, to the depths of diamond mines, across the African plains, and on board an Apache helicopter to explain the magic behind how stuff works. Based on the much-lauded Web site HowStuffWorks.com, this book is your A-to-Z guide to PDAs, MRIs, LEDs, and dozens of other intriguing topics! With More How Stuff Works, you'll never again look the same way at a car wash, clothes dryer, or electronic scanner.

• More than 125 captivating articles

• Hundreds of full-color photos and illustrations

• Fun facts and sidebars

• A special chapter on "Police, Military, and Defense"

Praise for HowStuffWorks.com:

"A+"
-Washington Post Online

" Top 100 Classics."
-PC Magazine

"Best Science & Technology Resource."
-Yahoo! InternetLife

"A-"
-Entertainment Weekly

"Great Site."
-MSNBC

"Super Site."
-TBS Superstation

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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:
8.94(w) x 11.18(h) x 1.06(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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