How do the three 'electron guns' in a TV create an image on the screen? How does 'time-multiplexing' allow many conversations to flow through the same telephone wire? 'The Way Science Works' shows you how, with detailed cross-sections that turn technology inside out. Heavily illustrated, double-page spreads are each devoted to a particular subject, and the accompanying essays - each written by an expert in the field - simplify the complexities without distorting them. This basic 'words and pictures' approach easily brings the reader to a confident understanding of the workings of the subject.Sections in this remarkable volume include: transportation, information and entertainment, domestic technology, power and manufacturing, research and medicine, space and molecules and materials. Easy-to-follow commissioned artwork and photographs show the ingenuity with which these principles are applied in today's technologies.