A look at potential future developments in transportation, including privately operated spacecraft, as well as electric cars and other technologies that are currently considered state-of-the-art.
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.
The Wright Brothers famously made the first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. But the history of human flight goes back much further! This title details the experimentation and innovation that went into the creation of the airplane. Special features highlight important airplanes as well as pioneers who had a lasting influence on the world of air travel. Buckle up and prepare for takeoff! This exciting title is sure to interest anyone with a love of planes.
The 20th century approaches, and life is about to change forever! Inventors across the world race to invent and innovate automobile designs. Which ones will end up on top? Anyone who has ever ridden in a car will appreciate this fascinating title about how the automobile got its start. Fun facts, a timeline, and inventor and automobile profiles show the importance of this amazing invention!
This title examines an important historic event, building the Panama Canal. Readers will learn about the historic quests to find a pathway between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, France's pursuit in building a canal, and the United States' first trials in building the Panama Canal. Also covered are the key players in the canal's construction and the canal's worldwide impact on commerce and travel. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
This title examines an important historic event, the Hindenburg Disaster. Readers will learn the background of airships, Germany's Count Zeppelin's push to build airships, and the planning, building, and tragic explosion of the Hindenburg. Also covered are the key players, the investigation of the disaster, and the event's impact on future airship developments. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.
This title examines an important historic event - the Hudson River plane landing. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the men who safely executed a water landing for US Airways Flight 1549, Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles, passenger accounts from that day, air traffic controller Patrick Harten who handled the flight, the first confrontation between airplane and bird by Orville Wright, culling of Canada geese near New York's LaGuardia Airport, details of the landing in the Hudson River, the rescue, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.