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Switched on, flushed down, tossed out : investigating the hidden workings of your home

Author: Trudee Romanek; Stephen MacEachern
Publisher: Toronto : Annick Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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With a friendly narrator named Casey, the unseen technology in everyday homes, such as the sewage system, heating unit, and telephone, is presented through diagrams, text, sidebars, and illustrations.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile materials
Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trudee Romanek; Stephen MacEachern
ISBN: 1550379038 9781550379037 155037902X 9781550379020
OCLC Number: 57207895
Description: 48 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Contents: Water works: Case file #1: Troubled waters --
Case file #2: Dangerous journey --
Case file #3: Uphill climb --
Case file #4: In hot water --
Case file #5: Outgoing evidence --
Waste management: Case file #6: Poop processing --
Case file #7: Curbside drop-off --
Case file #8: Reassignment --
Case file #9: Operation organism --
Powers that be: Case file #10: Super power --
Case file #11: Zapped! --
Messengers: Case file #12: Tuning in --
Case file # 13: Hearing things --
Heat: Case file #14: Piping hot --
Case file #15: Playing it cool --
Case file #16: Inside job --
Case closed --
Agents of tomorrow --
Further reading --
Index.
Responsibility: by Trudee Romanek ; art by Stephen MacEachern.

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Secret agent Casey develops case files on 16 household processes such as water, sewage, power, telephone, heating, etc. Clear explanations and diagrams, and a funny premise, make for interesting  Read more...

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