How Cars Work


How Cars Work is a completely illustrated primer describing the 250 most important car parts and how they work. This mini test book includes wonderfully simple line drawings and clear language to describe all the automotive systems as well as a glossary, index, and a test after each chapter. How Cars Work provides the basic vocabulary and mechanical knowledge to help a reader talk intelligently with mechanics understand shop manuals, and diagnosis car problems. Tom Newton guides the reader with a one topic per page format that delivers information in bite size chunks, just right for teenage boys. How Cars Work was the most stolen book at Kennedy High School in Richmond California! Teachers like our title and so do librarians. The History channel, Modern Marvels-2000, Actuality Productions, Inc is using How Cars Work to train staff for a documentary on automobiles.


Additional information


Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Black Apple Press; 1st edition (October 11, 1999)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0966862309
ISBN-13: 978-0966862300
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.4 x 11 inches


Author Tom Newton owns and operates the Newton Learning Center, a tutoring service specilizing in reading problems. A school psychologist and former graduate student of Marshall McLuhhan Newton explains: "When I opened my tutoring center I couldn't find enough reading material for my teenage students, especially the boys. So I started writing short descriptions about car parts aimed at improving reading comprehension. I used simple drawings to help students visualize and associalte the car parts with the words. Eventually I had enough material for a complete car book and..well…this is it!