How technology works : the facts visually explained / contributors, Jack Challoner [and 6 others]
Book | DK Publishing | 2019 | First American edition.
Available at Gateway-Racine Campus General Collection (T 176.5 D6.265 2019)

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Edition
First American edition.
Description
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Note
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Contents
POWER TECHNOLOGY
Power and energy -- Water supply -- Oil refineries -- Generators -- Motors -- Power stations -- Electricity supply -- Nuclear power -- Wind power -- Water and geothermal power -- Solar energy and bioenergy -- Batteries -- Fuel cells
TRANSPORATION TECHNOLOGY
Moving machines -- Bicycles -- Internal combustion engines -- How a car works -- Electric and hybrid cars -- Radar -- Speed cameras -- Trains -- Sailboats -- Motor vessels -- Submarines -- Jet engines and rockets -- Airplanes -- Helicopters -- Drones -- Space probes
MATERIALS AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY
Metals -- Working with metals -- Concrete -- Plastics -- Composites -- Recycling -- Nanotechology -- 3-D printing -- Arches and domes -- Drilling -- Earth movers -- Bridges -- Tunnels -- Skyscrapers -- Elevators -- Cranes
TECHNOLOGY IN THE HOME
Utilities in the home -- Heating -- Microwave ovens -- Kettles and toasters -- Dishwashers -- Refrigeration -- Vacuum cleaners -- Toilets -- Locks -- Security alarms -- Fabrics -- Clothing -- Washing machines -- The digital home
SOUND AND VISION TECHNOLOGY
Waves -- Microphones and loudspeakers -- Digital sound -- Telescopes and binoculars -- Electric lighting -- Lasers -- Holograms -- Projectors -- Digital cameras -- Printers and scanners
COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY
The digital world -- Digital electronics -- Computers -- How computers work -- Keyboards and mice -- Computer software -- Artifical intelligence -- How do robots work? -- What can robots do? -- Virtual reality
COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Radio signals -- Radios -- Telephones -- Telecommmunicaitons networks -- Television broadcasting -- Televisons -- Satellites -- Satellite navigation -- The Internet -- The World Wide Web -- Email -- Wi-Fi -- Mobile Devices -- Smartphones -- Electronic paper
FARMING AND FOOD TECHNOLOGY
Growing crops -- Animal farming -- Harvesters -- Farming without soil -- Precision agriculture -- Sorting and packing -- Food preservation -- Food processing -- Genetic modification
MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
Pacemakers -- X-ray imaging -- MRI scanner -- Keyhole surgery -- Prosthetic limbs -- Brain implants -- Genetic testing -- Assisted fertility
Summary
"How Technology Works demystifies the machinery that keeps the modern world going, from simple objects such as zip fasteners and can openers to the latest, most sophisticated devices of the information age, including smartwatches, personal digital assistants, and driverless cars. It includes inventions that have changed the course of history, like the internal combustion engine, as well as technologies that might hold the key to our future survival, including solar cells and new kinds of farming to feed a growing population. Throughout the book, step-by-step explanations are supported by simple and original graphics that take devices apart and show you how they work. The opening chapter explains principles that underpin lots of devices, from basic mechanics to electricity to digital technology. From there, devices are grouped by application-such as the home, transportation, and computing-making them easy to find and placing similar devices side by side"-- Publisher's description.
15.00 GNE (99-GNE-9)
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Challoner, Jack, contributor.
Gifford, Clive, contributor.
Graham, Ian, 1953- contributor.
Horobin, Wendy, contributor.
Humphrey, Andrew, 1970- contributor.
Lamb, Hilary, contributor.
Sharp, Katie John, contributor.
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