How things work The inner life of everyday machines

Theodore W. Gray

Book - 2019

Theodore Gray applies his trademark mix of engaging stories, real-time experiments, and stunning photography to the inner workings of machines, big and small, revealing the extraordinary science, beauty, and rich history of everyday things. He has become a household name among fans, both young and old, of popular science and mechanics. He's an incorrigible tinkerer with a constant curiosity for how things work. Gray's readers love how he always brings the perfect combination of know-ho...w, humor, and daring-do to every project or demonstration, be it scientific or mechanical. In How Things Work he explores the mechanical underpinnings of dozens of types of machines and mechanisms, from the cotton gin to the wristwatch to an industrial loom. Filled with stunning original photographs in Gray's inimitable style, How Things Work is a must-have exploration of stuff--large and small--for any builder, maker or lover of mechanical things. -- Publisher description

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Genres
Illustrated works
Published
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2019.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
ISBN
9780316445436
0316445436
Main Author
Theodore W. Gray (author)
Other Authors
Nick Mann (photographer)
  • Comfort in things
  • Clear things
  • Locks
  • Clocks
  • Scales
  • The making of cloth
  • The thing whisperer.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

How things work or are manufactured: includes locks, clocks, scales for weighing, and cloth manufacture.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The best-selling author of The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions turns his attention on a multitude of machines and mechanisms, from the wristwatch to the cotton gin, and explores how they work through entertaining stories, experiments and photos. 25,000 first printing. Illustrations.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Million-copy bestselling author of The Elements, Molecules, and Reactions Theodore Gray applies his trademark mix of engaging stories, real-time experiments, and stunning photography to the inner workings of machines, big and small, revealing the extraordinary science, beauty, and rich history of everyday things. Theodore Gray has become a household name among fans, both young and old, of popular science and mechanics. He's an incorrigible tinkerer with a constant curiosity for how things work. Gray's readers love how he always brings the perfect combination of know-how, humor, and daring-do to every project or demonstration, be it scientific or mechanical.In How Things Work he explores the mechanical underpinnings of dozens of types of machines and mechanisms, from the cotton gin to the wristwatch to an industrial loom. Filled with stunning original photographs in Gray's inimitable style, How Things Work is a must-have exploration of stuff--large and small--for any builder, maker or lover of mechanical things.