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By Daniel H. Wilson

Whilst younger Code falls down a gap whereas following a mysterious robot insect, he lands in an international that defies all mind's eye. every thing in Mekhos is made of steel and circuitry, together with the citizens—who take place to be robots.
To locate his approach domestic, Code needs to first go Mekhos's strange and hazardous panorama to arrive the Beam Stalk. There, an artifact often called the Robonomicon is being guarded through an evil ruler who has plans to smash Mekhos.
Can Code unfastened the Robonomicon, keep the robots of Mekhos from forthcoming doom, and nonetheless get himself again to Earth in time to seize the varsity bus?

With its spectacular array of robots and futuristic gadgetry, this rollicking tale will carry designated allure for boys and budding sci-fi fanatics everywhere.

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THE MECHANICS OF MOVEME T SPUR GEARS DERAILLEUR GEARS The chain connecting the pedals of a bicycle to the rear wheel acts as a belt to make the wheel tum faster than the feet. To ride on the level or downhill, the rear-wheel sprocket needs to be small for high speed. But to climb hills, it needs to be large so that the rear wheel rums with less speed but more fo rce. Derailleur gears solve the problem by having rear-wheel sprockets of different sizes. A gear-changing mechanism transfers the chain fro m o ne sprocket to the next.

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Effort applied to the wheel, as in the winch, causes the axle to tum with a greater force than the wheeL Many machines use the wheel and axle to increase force in this way. Turning the axle, as in the mammoth drier, makes the wheel move at a greater speed than the axle. 'VCJS, you gain in force what you lose in distance moved. Here the movement of the wheel is Lumed into a shorter but more powerfld movement at the (lX/e. [31] THE MECHANICS OF MOVEMENT THE WHEEL AND AxLE AT WORK SCREWDRIVER The handle of a screwdriver does more than enable you to hold it.

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