Book Giveaway - Basic Machines and How They Work

Here's another book giveaway for all my wonderful readers.  This is a rather interesting while educational book on, as the title implies, basic machines and how they work.  It does a very good job explaining basic levers and gears and pulleys, but then spends nearly half the book expounding upon the workings of the internal combustion engine.  If you want to really understand how the modern internal combustion engine works, this will be a very interesting book.  If you're a mechanical engineer who has spent an entire quarter studying IC engine analysis and several weekends a year rebuilding diesel locomotives, you won't find this book particularly engaging.

As someone who already owns more than one book titled "The Way Things Work" and just got 1800 Mechanical Movements for Christmas, this book ended up being rather disappointing, but I can see how anyone not nearly as well versed in the subject as myself could really enjoy this book, so I'm passing it on to one of you.

  • Leave a comment below indicating your interest.  Make sure to use some sort of identifying avatar so I don't have to resort to congratulating the fourth anonymous comment.
  • This is open to anyone in the WORLD.  If USPS can get this to you for less than $5, it is yours, so effectively, I guess Antarctica really is kind of excluded.  Apologies to my research friends on the ice.
  • Entries will be considered until February 8th, at which point I'll announce a winner at the end of this post and in the comments.  Email me a shipping address to fire this off to.
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 Congratulations to Benny B for winning this month's giveaway.  In case anyone else doesn't recognize what a cool guy Benny is right away, you quite possibly already know him as the student from UC Davis who is tired of his fees being hella high.

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