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How do they do that? : [electronic resource] wonders of the modern world explained / Caroline Sutton with Duncan M. Anderson ; illustrated by Lilly Langotsky.

By: Sutton, Caroline.
Contributor(s): Anderson, Duncan M.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Quill, 1982Edition: 1st Quill ed.Description: 292 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 068801111X (pbk.) :; 9780688011116 (pbk.).Subject(s): Technology -- Popular works | Science -- Popular worksDDC classification: 031/.02 Online resources: Publisher description | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Summary: How do they do that? How do they make mirrors? How do sword swallowers swallow swords? How does a Polaroid picture develop in broad daylight? How do camels go without water? How do they splice genes? How do they create spectacular fireworks? How indeed? Ever found yourself wide-eyed at the wonders of science? Awestruck by the arts? Mystified by the miracles of nature or the marvels of technology? Relief is at hand. Within these pages answers abound. How Do They Do That? clarifies what used to mystify. It explains the inexplicable and makes known the unknown. Here is a book for both the mildly curious and the grand inquisitor. Take a few hours or take a few minutes to browse through this repository of riddles revealed. You'll discover that it's not hocus-pocus that put the whole pear in the bottle of pear brandy or sorcery that suspends a suspension bridge. But if not by magic, how do they do that? The answer awaits within. A questioner's cure, an anodyne of answers, How Do They Do That? is a puzzler's paradise.
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How do they do that? How do they make mirrors? How do sword swallowers swallow swords? How does a Polaroid picture develop in broad daylight? How do camels go without water? How do they splice genes? How do they create spectacular fireworks? How indeed? Ever found yourself wide-eyed at the wonders of science? Awestruck by the arts? Mystified by the miracles of nature or the marvels of technology? Relief is at hand. Within these pages answers abound. How Do They Do That? clarifies what used to mystify. It explains the inexplicable and makes known the unknown. Here is a book for both the mildly curious and the grand inquisitor. Take a few hours or take a few minutes to browse through this repository of riddles revealed. You'll discover that it's not hocus-pocus that put the whole pear in the bottle of pear brandy or sorcery that suspends a suspension bridge. But if not by magic, how do they do that? The answer awaits within. A questioner's cure, an anodyne of answers, How Do They Do That? is a puzzler's paradise.

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