Reveal the inner workings of the incredible machines all around us

In this eye-catching book, readers can explore the hidden inner workings of machines and inventions, from mundane objects such as toasters and bicycles, to cutting edge technologies such as pill-sized medical robots and super-fast maglev trains. Readers use the see-through ‘invention analyser’ to reveal elements hidden within – everything from wires and pipes to the magnetic and gravitational forces at work.

Accompanying text explains how these machines function, how they affect our daily lives, and the physical and chemical
phenomena that enable them to work.


Jane Wilsher, who lives in London, is a writer, editor and publisher of award-winning non-fiction books for children. She enjoys commissioning and making fun fact-packed titles for kids, who tend to ask the best kind of tricky questions. Most recently, Jane launched the children’s list at Thames & Hudson. She is the founder of bop, a new company that creates playful books and games. Jane enjoys spending a day out at the museums and art galleries, which are packed with inspiration for new book ideas.

Andrés Lozano is a Madrid borned and London-based artist. He divides his time between illustration and painting. As an illustrator he has worked for a wide range of international clients including The New York Times, Google, Virgin Atlantic and McSweeney’s. His work has been shown in exhibitions in Beirut, Los Angeles, New York, London, Madrid and Brisbane. He has also co-authored several picture books originally published in the UK and the United States and now translated into more than 10 languages.


[The author and illustrator] combine their own unique storytelling skills both intellectually and visually to bring the wonders of the world into another stunning book that tick all the boxes for wonder and awe in learning.

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The ideal book for scientifically-minded young readers to pore over … Bright illustrations and quick-witted text offers a fun but informative reading experience … Fascinating reading.

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