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.
How can aircraft carriers support heavy jets and helicopters without sinking? Why do cruise ships the size of cities stay afloat, but submarines often disappear underwater? This title answers the questions bobbing in young readers’ minds as they learn about a fleet of diverse ships.
Planes have emergency exits, oxygen masks, and inflatable flotation devices for a reason. Major equipment failure, an extremely severe storm, or another unexpected happening can sometimes take a plane down. This high-interest title expands on the safety demonstration that flight attendants are so famous for making.
An airplane taking off and disappearing into the clouds is a remarkable sight. It’s like a bird’s flight taken to a new level. In fact, only the Ruppell’s griffon vulture can fly as high, at heights above 30,000 feet! This title will get beginning readers off the ground and soaring.
Aston Martin supercars have celebrity status. Many models in the DB line have starred with British Secret Service Agent 007 in James Bond films. In this title, readers with a passion for cars will learn about the luxurious DB9, including its special paint job of up to nine coats!
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.