National Geographic answers all the questions about how things work - the science, technology, biology, chemistry, physics, and mechanics - in an indispensible book that reveals the science behind virtually everything. How does the voice of a distant radio announcer make it through your alarm clock in the morning? How does your gas stove work? How does the remote control open your garage door? What happens when you turn the key in the ignition? What do antibiotics really do? Divided into four big realms - Mechanics, Natural Forces, Materials and Chemistry, Biology and Medicine - The Science of Everything takes readers on a fascinating tour, using plain talk, colourful photography, instructive diagrams, and everyday examples to explain the science behind all the things we take for granted in our modern world. Makes our complex world comprehensible: Uses familiar objects to explain basic scientific principles. Broad scope, broadly relevant content: From jet engines and submarines to hybrid cars and cell phones, a broad scope of content, familiar and yet cutting-edge. Elegant and crisp, this book will be filled with beautiful images, maps, and diagrams that help to illuminate complex concepts. Just spectacular..."I just meant to skim, but I looked up and an hour had gone by"! (David Pogue, New York Times technology columnist).