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How Things are Made

From Automobiles to Zippers



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How Things are Made by Sharon Rose
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How much brass does it take to make a trumpet? Who invented the airbag? What makes a bulletproof vest bullet proof? How do they get lipstick into the tube? How is a soft contact lens shaped? How do bar code scanners read those lines? For anyone, young or old, who has ever wondered "how do they make those?" - here is an entertaining illustrated A-Z of the processes behind the manufacture of everyday items. 35 manufacturing processes are covered, including: - Blue Jeans - Cheese - Chocolate - Compact Disc - Helicopters - Jet Engine - - Light Bulbs - Nail Polish - Optical Fibre - Postage Stamps - Seismograph - - Smoke Detector - Sunscreen - Super Glue - Thermometer - Watches - * The book is a striking package - printed in two colours throughout and bound in real denim (one of the subjects inside is the manufacturing of blue jeans!) * Perfect as novelty gift book for the enquiring mind, or a practical A-Z reference for libraries. * Fascinating behind-the-machine look at everyday domestic and work objects, revealing fascinating mechanical details of things we usually take for granted!

Author Biography

Sharon Rose is a business consultant and is constantly taking things apart and rebuilding them in her free time. She lives in Redmond, Washington.
Release date NZ
March 8th, 2003
Country of Publication
United States
138 colour line drawings
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers Inc
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