Robert Fulton is best known for inventing the first successful steamboat, but that is just one of his many accomplishments. Fulton was an inventor, artist, statesman, mechanic, and engineer who used his artistic skills to sketch his inventions, which he also built. He even designed what would become the submarine.
An airplane rolls down the runway and is about to take off when a fire erupts in the right engine. Within seconds, the cabin is engulfed in flames. The passengers and crew start to breathe in thick smoke. They need to be evacuatedand fast! In less than a minute, aviation firefighters arrive with their equipment, ready to battle the blaze and rescue the people trapped inside the plane. In Aviation Firefighters, dramatic, true stories will keep readers turning the pages as they learn firsthand how these tough, brave firefighters use their strength, quick thinking, and expert skills to battle deadly blazes. In addition, readers will go behind the scenes to learn how aviation firefighters train for their job so that they are ready to spring into action at a moments notice.
A group of storm chasers stands along the highway filming as a tornado rips its way across the landscape. Some storm chasers are ordinary people looking for a thrill, but many are meteorologists working to find out more about dangerous weather. Look inside to find out more about how these adventurous scientists help keep people safe from deadly storms.
This title discusses how airports are built, from runway design and construction to terminal and security.
This title discusses how bridges are built, including engineering, design and construction.
This title discusses how roads are built, from road design and construction to painting and lighting.
This title discusses how tunnels are built, from planning and excavation to construction to site design.