During the 19th century, the first cars could barely go 10 miles per hour. Today, cars can go even faster than some planes. How? These cars use the same engines as airplanesjet engines. In Jet-Powered Speed, kids will read about the fastest jet-powered cars in the world from the Thrust SSC, that can reach speeds of over 700 miles per hour, to the Bloodhound SSC, which is currently in production with hopes that it will be able to go 1,000 miles per hour. With incredible, full-color photographs, thrill-seekers will learn all about the history of jet-powered vehicles and the people who create and drive them. So fasten your seat belt and get ready for a jet-powered ride!
In Tunnels, early fluent readers will learn about the engineering that goes into building tunnels and making them safe. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text will engage young readers as they explore the built world around them. An infographic illustrates aspects of the Channel Tunnel, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about tunnels using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Tunnels also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Tunnels is part of Jump!'s Amazing Structures series.
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This exciting title explores the groundbreaking modes of transportation that have helped define the modern age. From Henry Fords Model T car to the bullet trains of Japan, students will travel along and learn about the monumental successesand failuresthat have driven our world ahead.