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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Profiling 50 of the world's most popular playthings—including their history, trivia, and the technology involved—this guide uncovers the hidden...

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The Way Toys Work: The Science Behind the Magic 8 Ball, Etch A Sketch, Boomerang, and More
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A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Profiling 50 of the world's 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 A Selection of the Scientific American Book Club Profiling 50 of the world's 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.

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Ed is curious - he wants to see the world and understand how it works. So he travels (a lot) and takes things apart. And, he enjoys putting things together from building robots to writing books.

As a math and physics major, Ed likes numbers. He's traveled to 61 countries on all 7 continents. He has directed 5 museums (including the National Inventors Hall of Fame and founding the National Toy Hall Ed is curious - he wants to see the world and understand how it works.

So he travels (a lot) and takes things apart. And, he enjoys putting things together from building robots to writing books. As a math and physics major, Ed likes numbers.

He's traveled to 61 countries on all 7 continents. He has directed 5 museums (including the National Inventors Hall of Fame and founding the National Toy Hall of Fame) and written more than two dozen books. He holds a Ph.D. in oceanography and has participated in 20 some expeditions, including doing research on sea ice in Antarctica.

With his wife, he has sailed across the Pacific Ocean and has done a circumnavigation teaching oceanography for Semester at Sea. Ed is a Fellow Emeritus in The Explorers Club. An avid outdoors person, Ed runs, bikes, swims, kayaks, and SCUBA dives.

Along the way he searches for the unusual gizmo to take apart - or at least figure out how it works.

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