The New Way Things Work Themes

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Knowledge is Built on an Understanding of the Basics

A true understanding of the working of machines comes from first understanding the underlying principles. The way in which the book is structured groups machines and devices according to what makes them work to do the tasks they do. As the author states on page 8: "They may look different, be vastly different in scale and have different purposes but when seen in terms of principles they work in the same way." As technology advances, people have become more specialized. One shop takes care of your tires, another one your car's engine, and yet another place the vehicle's electronic systems. Whereas there once was "Your Doctor," one patient may see a dozen professionals to address their health— Ophthalmologists, Neurologists, Cardiologists, Pediatricians, Obstetricians, Oncologists, and Endocrinologists, to name a few. The New Way Things Work, marvels at how, especially in the...

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