The Inner Workings of Machines That Move the World
by Theodore Gray

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The international bestselling author of How Things Work and The Elements Trilogy turns his focus to a visual exploration of the inner workings and functionality of the marvelous machines that run our world—from the first steam engines to giant turbines to today's tiny electrical engines.

In Engines, the always...
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Published By Black Dog & Leventhal

Format Hardback


Number Of Pages 240

Publication Date 10/11/2022

ISBN 9780762498345

Dimensions 10.5 inches x 10.45 inches

“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