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How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers

4.5 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
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For anyone, young or old, who has ever wondered, how do they make those?-here is an entertaining, illustrated exploration of the process behind the manufacture of everyday items.
What are bulletproof vests made of? How do they get lipstick into the tube? How much brass does it take to make a trumpet? The answers-and so much more fascinating information-can be found in HOW THINGS ARE MADE, a behind-the-machine look at everyday objects of all kinds, from guitars, helicopters, and compact discs to lawn mowers, running shoes, and chocolate.

Each page of HOW THINGS ARE MADE features informative, step-by-step text along with detailed illustrations, diagrams, and sidebars to tell the stories behind the things we sometimes take for granted but often wonder about. Did you know that Edison didn’t really invent the light bulb? Or that the first bar code was on a pack of Wrigley Spearmint gum? Find out these answers and much more in HOW THINGS ARE MADE, which has a cover made of real denim with a pocket.

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Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal; First American Edition edition (March 8, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1579122744
ISBN-13: 978-1579122744
Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1.2 x 9.6 inches

Author

Sharon Rose is a business consultant and is constantly taking things apart and rebuilding them in her free time. She lives in Redmond, Washington.

2 reviews for How Things Are Made: From Automobiles to Zippers

  1. 5 out of 5

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    I sent this informative book to my nieces as part of their Christmas package. My Sister reported that they couldn’t put it down and were fascinated by the information they learned from it.

  2. 4 out of 5

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    Excellent reading – easy to read a little, stop and come back (like read a section before bed at night) Answers a lot of question in an understandable way!

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