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- Hardcover $32.00 $40.00 CAD
- ebook $15.99 $20.99 CAD
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In Engines, the always entertaining and informative Theodore Gray explores the glorious guts and intricate innards of dozens of impressive machines. Through his engaging and unexpected stories and Nick Mann’s trademark gorgeous photography, Gray takes us on a journey from ancient Greek steam engines to our most sophisticated twenty-first-century machinery. We take time to appreciate the detailed functionality of the internal combustion engine, the connection between magnetism and electric motors, as well as hydraulics, robotics, and more. Each chapter builds on the previous, illuminating the evolution of engines and revealing the ingenuity brought to bear as humans invented and perfected these marvelous mechanical systems. Along the way, Gray regales us with tales of his own experiences working with and collecting these machines. For fans of how things are made and how they work, Engines is a loving tribute to the mechanical world.
“One of my favorite science communicators… [Theodore Gray] is a believer in disseminating information to humans. He wants you to understand the world with the pleasure that he grasps it….[Engines] is one of the more beautiful science books that I have come across… a masterpiece. I cannot recommend this book enough. Thank you, Theodore Gray for continuing to generate science communication output. It’s magnificent.”
—Adam Savage, Adam Savage's Tested
- "Another masterpiece."—BoingBoing, on How Things Work
“A stunning coffee-table book with detailed photos. Theodore Gray explores how everyday things work in great detail, going so far as to build some of them himself . . . What Gray did in his previous books about elements, molecules, and reactions, he has now done for the mechanical systems that run our world, and the result is a beautiful appreciation for systems we all often overlook.”—Ars Technica, on How Things Work
- On Sale
- Oct 11, 2022
- Page Count
- 240 pages
- Black Dog & Leventhal