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How things work: In this technological age practically everybody at some time asks himself- or is asked by a child - How does it work ? How is colour television transmitted? What makes an electric refrigerator cold? Why is dry cleaning called dry? How does an electric computer compute? Now at last all these questions - hundreds of them - are answered. This book clearly tells you and shows you (with 1071 meticulous two-colour drawings of machines, concepts and functions). Each page of drawings is faced by a page of explanatory text, and all the machines and processes are grouped by the underlying principle that makes them work- optics, internal combustion, electronics, etc. The book has been provided with table of contents arranged by function and a complete index, for easy reference. If you want to look up, for example, juke box, or exposure meter, or helicopter, look in the alphabetical index. But the likelihood is that you will find yourself leafing through the book, discovering the answers to questions you have always asked yourself, finally learning what makes a Diesel engine run and what happens when you step on the clutch pedal... This is a reference book really for every home. To technical students and engineers it will be a godsend. By Heron Books, London by aranged with George Allen & unwin Ltd. The German original:Wie Funktioniet Das? first published by Bibliographisches in 1963-Published in Great Britain as Universal Encyclopedia of Machines and in USA as the way things work Translated and adapted from the revised edition by C. van Amerongen M.Sc,A.M.I.C.E.

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