This title explores the development and use of the versatile AH-64D Apache Longbow attach helicopter. Readers will follow the history of its origins, from the AH-56 Cheyenne to the AH-64. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its Northrop Grumman millimeter-wave Longbow radar, its two turboshaft engines, and its powerful guns and missiles. Readers will also learn about the Apache Longbow's use in Panama, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Anaconda, and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.
Put readers in the driver's seat of a chopper! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of choppers. Readers will learn how these amazing vehicles are custom built for power and style. Comprehensive diagrams display the main parts of a chopper and its engine. Also discussed are safety measures and chopper history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
In Helicopters, early fluent readers learn about the science, engineering, and physics behind helicopters in flight. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn about these exciting machines. A diagram illustrates parts of a helicopter, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about helicopters using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Helicopters also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Take to the skies with How to Build Aircraft. Featuring simple step-by-step instructions, handy templates, vibrant photographs, and easily accessible materials, this title shows readers how to build their very own aircraft that can really fly! Projects include a hot-air balloon, roto-copter, a variety of gliders, and many more.
Engineers design roads to be as safe and efficient as possible for the people who travel on them. From roundabouts and speed bumps to the routes that roads take, readers will learn how engineers follow the engineering design process to design roads that suit different environments and people who will use them. Vibrant photographs, child-centered examples, and a model-building activity allow readers to step into the shoes of engineers.
A high-interest introduction to the size, speed, and purpose of one of the world’s largest passenger ships, including a brief history and what the future holds for the Oasis of the Seas.
A basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of dump trucks, the hauling and dumping machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of dump trucks.