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Stuff you should know! is the fascinating story behind the daily activities we take for granted. What exactly happens when you turn on the tap, send a message on the Internet, or telephone a friend? Have you wondered where garbage goes once you've throw it out? Or where the gas that heats your home comes from? Find the answers to these questions-and many more-as you turn the pages of this book. Special fold-out pages tell what happens when you phone for a pizza or post a letter to the other side of the world.
ROB BEATTIE is a writer, fisherman and craftsman with a lifelong love of camping and hiking. His books include The Pocket Book of Survival, 101 Golden Rules of Fishing and 101 Things to Make and Do on the Weekend. JOHN FARNDON is an internationally known author, as well as a playwright, composer and songwriter. He has written hundreds of books, which have sold millions of copies around the world in most major languages and include many best-sellers, such as the award-winning Do Not Open. STEVE FRICKER is a renowned illustrator and painter. Awarded the Rhone-Poulenc prize for his illustrations for What Happens When? His work has appeared in many of the worlds leading newspapers and magazines as well as private and National collections. Steve studied painting at Chelsea School of Art and on graduating found his work becoming increasingly in demand and regular commissions followed. He worked for 25 years as a political cartoonist and illustrated comment pages by Tony Blair, John Major and Boris Johnson and many others.His conceptual interpretation to editorial briefs is reflected in his narrative paintings.