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Par Michael Webb. 1991
As a boy, Armand Bombardier liked to tinker with machines. By the time he was 15, he was the best…mechanic in his village. While he was working as a mechanic, he began to invent other vehicles. His most famous invention was the snowmobile, but he also invented "snow cars" which could carry several people, and a tractor which could travel over muskeg. Grades 2-4. 1991. (Scientists and inventors series)
Par Vivian Kirkfield. 2021
In a time when people believed flying was impossible, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier proved that the sky wasn't the limit.…When most thought horseback was the only way to race, Bertha and Karl Benz fired up their engines. From the invention of the bicycle and the passenger steam locomotive to the first liquid-fuel propelled rocket and industrial robot, inventors across the world have redefined travel.Informative and celebratory, this collective biography tells the story of the experiments, failures, and successes of visionaries who changed the way the world moves
Par Carmella Van Vleet, Lena Chandhok. 2016
Have you ever looked up into the sky, seen an airplane, and wondered where it was going and who was…flying it? Aviation is the study of the design, development and production, and operation of aircraft. In Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly, children ages 9 to 12 learn about this fascinating field and meet three successful women working in aviation. Meg Godlewski is a master certified flight instructor, Kristin Wolfe is a pilot in the Air Force, and Taylor McConnell is a production support engineer.Nomad Press books in the Girls in Science series supply a bridge between girls' interests and their potential futures by investigating science careers and introducing women who have succeeded in science. Compelling stories of real-life aviation experts provide readers with role models that they can look toward as examples of success.Aviation: Cool Women Who Fly uses engaging content, links to primary sources, and essential questions to whet kids' appetites for further exploration and study of aviation. This book explores the history of aviation, the women who helped pioneer flight, and the multitude of varied careers in this exciting and important field. Both boys and girls are encouraged to let their imaginations and dreams soar.
Par Kate Boehm Jerome. 2002
Amelia Earhart was a woman of many "firsts." In 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo across the…Atlantic Ocean. In 1935, she also became the first woman to fly across the Pacific. From her early years to her mysterious 1937 disappearance while attempting a flight around the world, readers will find Amelia Earhart's life a fascinating story.