The Everyday Workings of Machines

How machines work, from toasters and trains to hovercrafts and robots

Steve Martin, illustrated by Valpuri Kerttula
AUD $24.99

Full of fascinating information and colorful graphics the pages reveal the science behind how many of today's machines work.

How does a train stay on the tracks? What's going on inside a pogo stick? How do cranes work? And what happens when you flush a toilet? These and many more important questions are answered in this fascinating book. From toasters and telephones to hovercrafts and robots - the inner workings of machines big and small are brought to light using a stunning mix of cross-sections, close-ups and cutaways.

Author bio:

Steve Martin is a writer, former English teacher, and author of numerous children's books on a wide range of subjects, including The Boys' Book of Adventure, Numberland, and Ivy Kids' Academy series.

Valpuri Kerttula is a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art. She currently lives in Finland and creates artwork for children's books, school textbooks, and editorial commissions. Her style is bright, playful and colourful. She loves developing curious characters from her imagination.

Category: Children’s & educational
ISBN: 9780711254251
Publisher: Quarto UK
Imprint: Ivy Press
Pub Date: November 2020
Page Extent: 48
Format: Hard Cover
Age: 7 - 10
Subject: Educational: Technology