Dorling Kindersley 9780789412539
David Macaulay - The Way Things Work 2.0 (1996) B17
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The Way Things Work is a book by Neil Ardley, illustrated by David Macaulay, as an entertaining introduction to everyday machines, describing machines as simple as levers and gears and as complicated asradio telescopes and automatic transmissions. Every page consists primarily of one or more large diagrams describing the operation of the relevant machine. These diagrams are informative but playful, in that most show the machines operated, used upon, or represented by woolly mammoths, and are accompanied by anecdotes of the mammoths' (fictive) role in the operation. The book's concept was later developed into a short-lived animated TV show (produced by Millimages and distributed bySchlessinger Media), a Dorling Kindersley interactive CD-ROM, and aboard game. A family "ride" involving animatronics and a 3-D film based on the book was one of the original attractions at the San Francisco Metreon, but closed in 2001.
Disk 2/5 Manual 3/5 Case 4/5 Disk is in good condition with some markings on the playing surface. Manual is good with a few small marks and a few minor scuffs at the edges. Case is uncracked and somewhat lightly scuffed.