Eagle Book of How It Works

Eagle Book of How It Works states that it will answer some of the questions that are posed by the marvels of modern scientific technology. It then goes on to say: Today, more than ever before, a key to the understanding of scientific discovery is an everyday essential.
Today's popular How It Works television series proves that nothing changes !

Original Price : 15s (75p)

Published by : Longacre Press in 1962

Dimensions : 21cm x 26.5cm with 192 pages.

Selected highlights:
  • Learn that the first model helicopter flew over 226 years ago.
  • Valves for radio and television were still the normal practice.
  • The Electronic Brain describes a computer which is probably much less powerful then most modern mobile phones.
  • Into The Future looks at Jodrell Bank - it's still there and in use today.

Contents

Page Page
MOTIVE POWER 7
The Internal Combustion Engine - Diesel Engines-Electric Motors - Making Electricity - The Fuel Cell - Oil Drilling - Machine Efficiency
TRANSPORT BY LAND AND WATER 33
Unusual Vehicle - The Electronic Highway - Hovercraft and Hovercars - Amphibians - Remote Control - Diesel Lococmotives - Travel in 'Inner Space'
ATOMIC ENERGY 53
The Chain Reaction and the Atomic Bomb - 'Seeing' Atoms - The Atomic Power Station - The Atomic Ship - Project Gnome - Isotopes and Medicine
FLIGHT 74
Supersonic Flight - Vertical Flights - Landing Systems - Freight by Air - Jets and Rockets
SATELLITES 96
 
ROCKETS IN SPACE 103
The Electronic Rocket - The Solar Sail - Missiles
MAN IN SPACE 113
The First American Flights - The Moon Journey - Telstar
ELECTRONICS 130
The Radio Valve - Television - Television Films - Underwater Television - Sound and Sight on Tape - Light and Electrons - How Sound Films Work - Colour Television - The Electron Microscope - The Electronic Brain - Robot Factories - X-rays - Brain Waves
WORLD OF SOUND 170
 
ELECTRONIC EXPLORATION 176
Electrons and Radio Activity - The Spectroscope
INTO THE FUTURE 188