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!
Sharon Rose is a business consultant and is constantly taking things apart and rebuilding them in her free time. She lives in Redmond, Washington.