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The Way Toys Work: The Science Behind The Magic 8 Ball, Etch...
The Way Toys Work: The Science Behind The Magic 8 Ball, Etch A Sketch, Boomerang, And More
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Author : Ed Sobey Woody Sobey
Publisher : Chicago Review Press
ISBN# : 9781556527456
Pages : 178
Price :INR 902
Offer Price:INR 803
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Book Description

Profiling 50 of the worlds most popular playthings--including their history, trivia, and the technology involved--this guide uncovers the hidden science of toys. Discover how an Etch A Sketch writes on its gray screen, why a boomerang returns after it is thrown, and how an RC car responds to a remote control device. Leaving no detail unrevealed, the guide includes original patent-application blueprints and photos of the "guts" of several devices. Inventors and museum curators also offer their observations of favorite gizmos while dispelling (or confirming) several toy legends. Complete with explanations of do-it-yourself experiments and tips on reverse engineering old toys to observe their interior mechanics, this entertaining and informative reference even provides pointers on how budding toy makers can build their own toys using only recycled materials and a little ingenuity.

Ed Sobey has contributed to The Way Toys Work: The Science Behind the Magic 8 Ball, Etch a Sketch, Boomerang, and More as an author.Ed Sobey, Ph.D., is an oceanographer and president of the Northwest Invention Center. He has directed five museums and hosted ABC-TVs popular kids science program, Idea Factory. Sobey is the author of several childrens books, including Fantastic Flying Fun with Science, Just Plane Smart, Car Smarts, and Wrapper Rockets and Trombone Straws.


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