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The Manhattan Project

Kristin F. Johnson (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840500

This title examines an important historic event - the Manhattan Project. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores events leading up to the top-secret Manhattan Project during World War II, key players involved, their lives during the project, the development and use of the atomic bomb, its aftermath, and its effects on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Support Helicopter Pilots

Chris Oxlade (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180773

When the heat gets turned up in a conflict, support helicopter pilots are called upon to bring in additional troops and equipment or even provide battle support from the air. In modern warfare, the helicopter's agility and hovering ability have made it indispensible to the army, navy, air force, and marines for tactical support. This book describes the different missions support helicopter pilots undertake and the dangerous circumstances they must usually fly under.

Test Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798101

Piloting experimental aircraft is more dangerous than most other types of flying. Test pilots are generally military aviators who fly new and modified aircraft, allowing the results to be measured and the design to be evaluated. In the 1950s, test pilots were being killed at the rate of about one a week, but the risks have shrunk to a fraction of that, thanks to the sophistication of aircraft technology, better ground-testing, and simulation of aircraft performance. Despite their image as fun-loving daredevils, these pilots have to be ruthlessly precise and professional when flying. This intriguing book looks at what type of people become test pilots, how they train, what the job includes, how it feels to be the first person to fly a new design, the aircraft they fly, and how they analyze and report on each flight.

Apache Helicopter Pilots

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798057

These army pilots fly the most demanding helicopter in existence, a machine so complex to operate that its known as Riding the Dragon. Only 3% of existing army helicopter pilots qualify to fly it. Trainees have to learn to train their eyes to work independently of each other while the right eye sees flight and weapons information in the helmet's monocle, the left eye is free to look outside the aircraft and scan for threats and other obstacles. And, flying the helicopter is only half the battle - its purpose is to provide firepower from the air to protect soldiers on the ground. This book lifts the lid on what life is like for these men and women: their training; the aircraft; the missions, and what its actually like to be under fire while flying.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427189240

This fascinating title chronicles the U.S. bombing of these Japanese cities during World War II. Topics include the development of the atomic bomb, Truman's decision to drop the bombs, and the long-term consequences of this historical event. Primary source accounts present reactions from both sides.

Pararescue Jumper

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805384

Learn what it takes to become a pararescue jumper in the U.S. military.

Special Ops

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805339

Learn what it takes to become a member of the U.S. military's special operations forces.

Aircraft Pilot

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805315

Learn what it takes to become an aircraft pilot in the U.S. military.

Avionics Technician

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805322

Learn what it takes to become an avionics technician in the U.S. military.

Drone Pilot

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805353

Learn what it takes to become a drone pilot in the U.S. military.

Helicopter Crew Chief

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805360

Learn what it takes to become a helicopter crew chief in the U.S. military.

Information Systems Technician

Josh Gregory (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805346

Learn what it takes to become an information systems technician in the U.S. military.

Motor Transport Operator

Wil Mara (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805377

Learn what it takes to become a motor transport operator in the U.S. military.

CH-46 Sea Knights

Carlos Alvarez (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110714

A medium-lift assault helicopter, CH-46 Sea Knights are used to deliver heavily armed troops into battle. They are also used on several other missions. Readers will learn about these large helicopters, how they work, and the many missions they perform for the United States Marine Corps.

Littoral Combat Ships

Philip Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110820

When there is danger in shallow water, Littoral Combat Ships are called into action. These ships can go in water too shallow for other ships of the United States Navy. Armed with high-tech weapons and carrying helicopters and other aircraft, Littoral Combat Ships can fight any threat. This title introduces the newest craft of the Navy and shows how the technology behind the ships has led to their early success.

Jet Fighters

Denny Von Finn

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612114490

The high maneuverability and speed of jet fighters cause pilots to experience g-forces nine times that of gravity! Students will learn about the history, technology, and future of the fastest jet fighters in the world.

Predator Drones

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1926660544

Predator drones use cameras and sensors to help the United States Air Force gain valuable information about the enemy. They can also be used for strategic strikes. Readers will find out how predator drones work, what kinds of missions they are sent out to perform, and how a pilot thousands of miles away can safely control one.

Arleigh Burke Destroyers

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612110665

Loaded with guns, torpedoes, and guided missiles, Arleigh Burke Destroyers are always ready to protect U.S. Navy warships. Young readers will learn how these destroyers use the latest technology to defend the fleet and carry out attack missions.

M2A2 Bradleys

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142611

The M2A2 is an infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) used by the United States Armed Forces. It transports, assists, and protects infantry. Students will learn about the history and technology behind this vehicle that is often on the front lines of battle.

M109A6 Paladins

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110837

The M109A6 Paladin is a large, mobile howitzer. It can fire rounds several miles to support ground forces. Readers will learn about the features that make the Paladin successful, how it performs on the battlefield, and common Paladin missions.

MH53J Pave Lows

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142819

The MH-53J Pave Low's main mission is to pick up and deploy troops behind enemy lines. It flies low to the ground and uses advanced technology to sneak in undetected. Young learners will find out about these technologies, read about the Pave Low in action, and learn about the crew that makes dangerous Pave Low missions successful.

Nimitz Aircraft Carriers

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142222

The largest capital ships in the world, Nimitz aircraft carriers are filled with cutting-edge technology and several kinds of planes. Students will discover the history, technology, and missions of this backbone of the United States Navy.

HH60 Pave Hawk Helicopters

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142239

When there is a search and rescue mission to be done, the HH-60 Pave Hawk gets the call. Fast and maneuverable, Pave Hawks have several tools to help them locate people in need of rescue. Students will learn about the history of the Pave Hawk and how it executes its dangerous rescue missions.

Humvees

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110813

Humvees are versatile vehicles that are able to traverse almost any terrain. They are used to accomplish a variety of missions. Young readers will learn about the development and uses of the Humvee that make it a vital resource for the United States Armed Forces.

F117A Nighthawks

Derek Zobel

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142215

The F-117A Nighthawk had technology so advanced for its time that it was kept secret during its first five years of service. Young learners will be fascinated with the history, weapons, and technology behind this incredible aircraft.