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Scientific American: How Things Work Today

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Biotechnology, computers, cell phones, and the Internet -- they're all having a major impact on our lives as the twenty-first century begins. Surrounded by today's array of new technologies, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and bewildered. For more than a century, Scientific American has made the machines and technologies that make up our world understandable. In Scientific ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published October 31st 2000 by Crown
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Fascinating. I want this around to browse through because I know I'll never remember how these tings work, but I love the drawings and diagrams and the clear explanations for things that totally baffle me
(like how the hell does a CT scan work? or a color TV? )
Feb 19, 2008 James rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone
Fascinating and handy both to understand things as an adult and sometimes to help explain things to children - a great book for anyone who looks at things and wonders what's going on behind what they see.
John Strubhart
Sep 08, 2010 John Strubhart rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Curious people of all ages
I enjoy the diagramming and detailed discussion of each topic. I've always been pretty happy with anything that Scientific American puts out.
Christøpher Es
I used to pour over this book before I had internet. I think the first ipod might be in here too. maybe.
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freelance writer and editor in the areas of science, technology, and medicine. Studied natural sciences at Cambridge University
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