HOW THINGS WORK
Ever wanted to take apart the microwave and see how it works? Crack open you tablet and peek inside? Intrigued by how things work? This is the book for you! How Things Work dissects all kinds of things from rubber erasers to tractor beams and explains it all. It also includes true stories of how things were invented, biographies of real scientists, engineers and inventors, exciting diagrams and illustrations, cool explanations, and fun features, like trivia and experiments you can do at home.
HOW THINGS WORK: INSIDE OUT!
So your parents won't let you take apart the new digital camera to see how it works? No worries. This book has you covered. It reveals the seriously cool insides that you don't usually get to see. It dissects, explores, and explains how things do what they do. Complete with exciting diagrams and illustrations, fun explanations, trivia, and cool features, How Things Work: Inside Out explains cell phones, 3D printers, lava lamps, skyscrapers, and everything in between! This is a book for curious kids (of all ages).
HOW THINGS WORK:
THEN AND NOW
Travel back in time and into the not-so-distant future to dissect, explore, and discover how all kinds of things do what they do! You'll learn why cotton candy is so fluffy, how scientists built a space suit for Mars, and what goes into animating your favorite cartoons. For every explanation, we touch on basic principles and then dive deeper. Just want to know what terraforming is? We've got you covered. Want to know how to terraform, say, Mars? We'll explain that, too.
Move over dictionary. There's a new reference in town. Nerd A-Z is your reference to literally--um, scratch that--figuratively everything you've always wanted to know. Will robots take over the world? What were Vikings really like? Find out in this guide to all things smart and geeky--from ancient history to sci-fi technology, Marvel superheroes to edible insects, and beyond! It's packed with everything from aardwolves to zombies, augmented reality to zydeco. This is a book for science snobs, music geeks, grammar gurus, and history buffs. In short, it's a book for nerds.
GUIDE TO GENEALOGY
What does your family tree look like? Where do its roots lead? Are you related to royalty--or, maybe, a rock star? Start your own journey and find out with this activity-packed guide to genealogy. This guide will get you started on researching your family's past and let you in on the newest and most up-to-date technology for genealogy research. Get tips on how to interview family members, create a family tree, and much more. Fun facts, lists, and sidebars offer additional tips and bring the dusty past to vivid life!
DOG BREED GUIDE: A COMPLETE REFERENCE TO YOUR BEST FRIEND FURR-EVER
From dachshunds to Dalmatians and poodles to pugs, this comprehensive guide covers more than 400 different dog breeds. Each profile includes the breed's "dog stats": country of origin, size, coat color and pattern, grooming difficulty, exercise needs, and "K-9 qualities." Fantastic features cover dogs in popular culture, dog ancestry, how to prepare for your perfect pooch, dogs with jobs, and so much more. Perfect for dog-lovers.
But it's only a big pencil ...
True enough, but once you learn to use it, there's no end to what you can do.
The Phantom Tollbooth