The New Way Things Work
Author: David Macaulay
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Guided Reading Level:
Real-World Science, Technology, Scientists and Human Endeavor, Inventors and Inventions
How do airplanes fly? What is a solar cell? How does a body scanner work? How are waves transmitted over the radio? Detailed descriptions and explanations of scientific principles such as force, movement, friction, and heat help the reader understand the complex workings of machines. The humorous narrative of a would-be scientist also accompanies the main text.