Stuff You Should Know by John Farndon, Rob Beattie
  

Stuff You Should Know

Written by John Farndon, Rob Beattie
Illustrated by Steve Fricker

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We take so much for granted these days – we flick a switch and a light comes on, push bread into a toaster and it pops up toasted, flush the loo without thinking about what’s happening in the tank, let alone anywhere else. But how do these machines and gadgets that we use every day actually work? With the help of colourful cross-section diagrams, and a host of little people shown acting out the various processes involved, this book explains. There’s lots here, from microwave ovens to jet aircraft, all dissected across double page spreads (though making a pizza and sending mail get gatefolds) and it all makes for fascinating reading! A quirky, unusual and useful information book. ~ Andrea Reece

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Synopsis

Stuff You Should Know by John Farndon, Rob Beattie

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.

About the Author

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.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

John Farndon, Rob Beattie
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Author's Website

www.robbeattie.com/

Publisher

QED Publishing

Publication date

15th October 2015

ISBN

9781784932992

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