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Par Kim Rosen, Gillian Richardson. 2015
Profiles ten ships that influenced human history. Explores maritime adventures from the voyages led by Commander Zheng He's Chinese treasure…ships in the fifteenth century to the twenty-first-century Somali pirate hijacking of the Saudi Arabian supertanker Sirius Star. For grades 4-7 and older readers. 2015
Par Brian Floca. 2013
Illustrates what it was like to ride from Omaha to Sacramento on the new cross-country railroad in the mid-1800s. Describes…the sounds of the engine, the work of the crew, and the changing scenery. Caldecott Medal. For grades 2-4 and older readers. 2013
Par Michelle Mulder. 2013
"Pedal It!" encourages young readers to be part of the joy of cycling. From the very first boneshakers to today’s…sleek racing bikes, from handlebars to gear sprockets, this book shows you how bikes can make the world a better place. Not only can bikes be used to power computers and generators, they can also reduce pollution, promote wellness and get a package across a crowded modern city - fast! Grades 4-7. 2013.
Par Sigmund Brouwer. 2019
This riveting narrative told from the astronauts' points of view offers a unique approach to the story behind Apollo 11's…successful --- though nearly disastrous --- 1969 moon landing. Readers are brought along on the ride of a lifetime, as they relive every step of the mission, including the nail-biting (and relatively unknown) crucial moments when it came close to failure. From ignition to moon walk to splashdown, the story is structured in eleven exciting episodes. And, setting this book apart, each episode is linked to the innovations and discoveries from the past four centuries that made it possible --- from Copernicus to Einstein, the sextant to Velcro. It's a new perspective on an epic journey, and the science, technology, engineering and math that set it in motion! Bestselling and award-winning author Sigmund Brouwer offers children an original look at the historic feat that captivated the world in July of 1969. The information is thoroughly researched and includes NASA-sourced photographs throughout. Highly readable and with a compelling modern graphic design, this engaging book is sure to generate interest among a broad range of readers. At the same time, it's teeming with math, engineering, science and technology lessons that give young readers the opportunity to make the connections between what they learn in school and awesome things that happened in the real world. There are strong curriculum links here, including earth and space systems, physical sciences, chemistry, math, engineering, technology and applied science, as well as history.
Par Ellen Kirk. 2006
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
Think you know vehicles? Think again!Unconventional Vehicles is a nonfiction collection of 45 of the strangest, most unconventional vehicles that…have ever existed.Vehicles include an underwater battery-powered scooter, a carriage pulled by ostriches, a hot air balloon shaped like the Cathedral of Saint Gall, and five different jet packs.• Filled with history, science, technology, engineering, and interesting bits of trivia, all in one kid-appealing package• Part of the Uncommon Compendiums series• Vehicles range from submersibles to dirigibles.Unconventional Vehicles explores very strange modes of transportation for vehicle fans, rocket inventors, budding space-and-aeronautics experts, and anyone who's ever thought, "Why can't I ride a motorized suitcase through the airport?" Brimming with fascinating facts and diagrams presented with wit and humor, this book is sure to enthrall vehicle enthusiasts of every age.• Ideal for children ages 8 to 12 years old, especially those interested in vehicles and engineering• Author Michael Hearst brings his signature verve and humor to this fascinating read.• Young readers will devour all the substantive and silly content in this book, proving definitively that nonfiction is anything but dry.• A great pick for teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers• You'll love this book if you love books like Cars, Trains, Ships, and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle by DK; Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections by Stephen Biesty; and Cool Cars by Quentin Willson.
Par Libby Jackson. 2020
A collection of amazing real-life stories about space exploration and adventure.Do you know the true story of ...*The first astronauts…to land on the moon and were nearly stranded there for ever, if it hadn't been for a felt tip pen that saved them?*The 'human computers' that launched NASA's first rockets into space?*The astronaut that trained to go to space by living in underground caves and completing underwater missions?Humans have always been fascinated by the universe, but only a few have been daring enough to travel beyond the Earth.From venturing into space for the first time to building the International Space Station in orbit, the history of space exploration is filled with peril, bravery and strokes of genius.In this beautifully illustrated anthology, spaceflight expert, Libby Jackson, reveals the very best true stories of humankind's thrilling journey to the stars.Grab your space suit and jump aboard - it's time for an astronomical adventure!
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.
Par Andy Warner. 2021
The bestselling author of Brief History of Everyday Objects explores the animals we love, the ones we make use of,…and the ones that make use of us in this hilarious, informative mix of storytelling and factbook.Did you know that 32 pigeons have received medals for wartime valor? And a dog named Laika was the very first creature in space? Did you know that there is an island in Japan entirely overrun by bunnies? And -- for a brief time -- rats adorned with ribbons were a popular lap pet in upper-class London? In Andy Warner's Oddball Histories: Pests and Pets, you can find out more than you ever thought possible about creatures both cute and weird, both large and small, while discovering new stories about human history from the perspective of our animal companions. Did you know that bees communicate with each other using special dances? Or that a popular anime called Rascal the Racoon may be largely responsible for Japan's huge raccoon population? Packed with incredible facts and charming stories like these, this is the perfect book for curious readers.
Par Libby Jackson. 2020
A collection of amazing real-life stories about space exploration and adventure.Do you know the true story of ...*The first astronauts…to land on the moon and were nearly stranded there for ever, if it hadn't been for a felt tip pen that saved them?*The 'human computers' that launched NASA's first rockets into space?*The astronaut that trained to go to space by living in underground caves and completing underwater missions?Humans have always been fascinated by the universe, but only a few have been daring enough to travel beyond the Earth.From venturing into space for the first time to building the International Space Station in orbit, the history of space exploration is filled with peril, bravery and strokes of genius.In this beautifully illustrated anthology, spaceflight expert, Libby Jackson, reveals the very best true stories of humankind's thrilling journey to the stars.Grab your space suit and jump aboard - it's time for an astronomical adventure! (P)2021 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
Calling all future Amelia Earharts and Chuck Yeagers--there's more than one way to get off the ground. Author and physics…teacher Bobby Mercer will show readers 35 easy-to-build and fun-to-fly contraptions that can be used indoors or out. Better still, each of these rockets, gliders, boomerangs, launchers, and helicopters are constructed for little or no cost using recycled materials. The Flying Machine Book will show readers how to turn rubber bands, paper clips, straws, plastic bottles, and index cards into amazing, gravity-defying flyers. Learn how to turn a drinking straw, rubber band, and index card into a Straw Rocket, or convert a paper towel tube into a Grape Bazooka. Empty water bottles can be transformed into Plastic Zippers and Bottle Rockets, and ordinary paper can be cut and folded to make a Fingerrangs--a small boomerang--or a Maple Key Helicopter. Each project contains a material list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos. Mercer also includes explanations of the science behind each flyer, including concepts such as lift, thrust, and drag, the Bernoulli effect, and more. Readers can use this information to modify and improve their flyers, or explain to their teachers why throwing a paper airplane is a mini science lesson. Bobby Mercer has been sharing the fun of free flight for over two decades as a high school physics teacher. He is the author of several books and lives with his family outside of Asheville, North Carolina.
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 Kristin L. Nelson. 2011
Par Marne Ventura. 2020
Par Nancy Dickmann. 2021
A car zips down the street. But you don't hear the engine rumbling. Why? It's an electric car! Electric cars…are becoming more common around the world. Young readers will get a basic introduction to the main parts of these vehicles. They will see how electric cars are different from gas-powered vehicles and why electric cars are better for the environment. Get young readers excited about electric vehicles!
Par Tammy Gagne. 2021
The wheel was invented more than 5,000 years ago, and it has brought some awesome vehicles our way. But this…invention isn't done giving! Take a tour of some of the most unique and fascinating vehicles around. See how military unmanned ground vehicles tackle rough terrain and keep soldiers safe. Find out how the fastest electric race cars work. Think a car can't handle street driving one minute and tackling sand dunes the next? The high-performance Zarooq Sandracer can! See the limitless possibilities of wheeled vehicles!
Par Alicia Z. Klepeis. 2020
Human transportation has come a long way since the invention of the wheel. Vehicles of all sorts have us speeding…across land, through water, and in the skies. What might be next? From self-driving cars to jet packs, readers will discover exciting new ways they may get around in the future.