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Today's Technology : Infographic: How It Work - Jon Richards

Today's Technology

Infographic: How It Work

By: Jon Richards, Ed Simkins (Illustrator)

Paperback Published: 11th June 2019
ISBN: 9780750299671
Number Of Pages: 32
For Ages: 9+ years old

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If you've ever wondered how the gadgets you use every day work, you've come to the right place. Using fascinating infographics, discover the fundamental processes of the technology that surrounds us: how music is streamed, a mobile phone makes a call and a robot vacuums a room.

There are endless facts to learn about the technology we use every day, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how your own gadgets work? They make our lives easier thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding technology. It's time to discover how a house can make its own power, how a touchscreen works and how GPS helps us find our way. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth behind technology - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!


  • How a house can make its own power
  • How a light bulb grows
  • How a microwave cooks food
  • How a refrigerator works
  • How a robot cleans a room
  • How TV is broadcast
  • How a computer works
  • How movies are streamed
  • How a mobile phone makes a call
  • How a touchscreen works
  • How GPS finds your way
  • How a 3D printer works
The Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.

Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:
Life on Earth
Machines and Motors
Our Planet
Our Universe
Your Body

About the Author

Jon Richards is an award-winning author of non-fiction books for children. He specialises in visual literacy, infographics and data visualisation.

About the Illustrator

Ed Simkins is an award-winning illustrator and graphic designer of children's books. His work focuses on data visualisation such as infographics and innovative data maps.

ISBN: 9780750299671
ISBN-10: 0750299673
Series: Infographic: How It Work
Audience: Primary / High School
For Ages: 9+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 32
Published: 11th June 2019
Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 19.3  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1

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