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The New Way Things Work Summary
David Macaulay

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The New Way Things Work Summary

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The New Way Things Work by David Macaulay is an illustrated book covering various topics in the categories of technology and mechanics. The book consists of four parts each of which which summarize a different aspect of mechanical science: simple machines, natural forces, light and sound waves, and electricity. The fifth section introduces computer technology and digital communication. It differs in that it has no introduction but includes the epilogue. Humor and the detailed hand drawn illustrations are accompanied by blurbs of text that break the large concepts into digestible amounts of information. A glossary of technical terms appears at the end of the book for the reader's further clarification.

Throughout the book the information is presented from different perspectives ranging from first person fictional accounts, to third person technical explanations, to diagrams which walk the reader through a process step by step. All the approaches compliment the...

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