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How Things Are Made : From Automobiles to Zippers, Hardback Book

How Things Are Made : From Automobiles to Zippers Hardback


What are bulletproof vests made of? How do manufacturers get lipstick into the tube? How much brass does it take to make a trumpet? The answers-and so much more fascinating information-can be found in How Things Are Made, a behind-the-scenes look at the production everyday objects of all kinds, from guitars, sunscreen, and seismographs to running shoes, jetpacks, and chocolate. Each page of How Things Are Made features informative step-by-step text along with detailed but easy-to-follow illustrations, diagrams, and sidebars to tell the stories behind the things we sometimes take for granted but often wonder about.

Did you know that Edison didn't really invent the light bulb? Or that the first bar code was on a pack of Wrigley Spearmint gum? Or that a maple seed inspired the design for the helicopter?

Discover these fascinating anecdotes and much more in How Things Are Made.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 288 pages, 80 Illustrations, black & white
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
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  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9780316439251