A stunning update and expansion of the classic The Way Things Work. A charming woolly mammoth leads us on a wonderfully illustrated path of discovery, unraveling the histories and mysteries of our mechanical world, masterfully laying bare the formerly “invisible” workings of our digital age. Sure to delight and illuminate.— Patti Vunk
My great-aunt gave me an older edition of this book when I was a kid, and I still feel the urge to flip through it from time to time. Possibly the best explanation of human technologies that exists for late elementary to middle schoolers. Not a light read, but worth its hefty weight in gold to any curious minds with the patience to sit & dig in. — David Gray-Smith
David Macaulay is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books have sold millions of copies in the United States alone, and his work has been translated into a dozen languages. Macaulay has garnered numerous awards including the Caldecott Medal and Honor Awards, the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, the Christopher Award, an American Institute of Architects Medal, and the Washington Post–Children’s Book Guild Nonfiction Award. In 2006, he was the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, given “to encourage people of outstanding talent to pursue their own creative, intellectual, and professional inclinations.” Superb design, magnificent illustrations, and clearly presented information distinguish all of his books. David Macaulay lives with his family in Vermont.
"A book to be treasured as both a browsing item and as a gold mine of reference information." School Library Journal, Starred —