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Fuerza Naval de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703916

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Navy (how the Navy keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

U.S. Marines

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534402

An introduction to what the US Marine Corps is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to do recon in Afghanistan and to save Americans trapped in unrest in the Middle East.

Coast Guard

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534419

An introduction to what the US Navy is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save a fishing crew from pirates and to keep the oil shipping lane open.

Special Forces

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534426

An introduction to what the US Special Forces are, including the Green Berets, Navy SEALs, and Marine Force Recon, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to find Osama bin Laden and to rescue an American aid worker in Somalia.

U.S. Army

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534372

An introduction to what the US Air Force is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue soldiers in Afghanistan and battle wildfires in Colorado

U.S. Navy

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534389

An introduction to what the US Army is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to save the Baghdad Zoo and give aid to the 2011 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

U.S. Air Force

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607534396

An introduction to what the US Coast Guard is, what recruits do, and jobs soldiers could learn. Includes descriptions of missions to rescue a sailor in a storm and directing boat traffic after the 9/11 attacks on New York City.

Air Commandos

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536321

An introduction to the life of Air Commandos in the Air Force (aka Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC)) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces.

Army Rangers

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536338

An introduction to the life of Army Rangers in the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces.

Delta Force

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536345

An introduction to the life of Delta Force operators in the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces.

Green Berets

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536352

An introduction to the life of Green Berets in the US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) describing some missions, how they train, and their role in the armed forces.

Navy SEALs

Linda Bozzo (author)

Publisher: Amicus Publishing ISBN: 9781607536376

An introduction to the life of a U.S. Navy SEAL, including a description of the tough training, the missions they are assigned, and their role in protecting the United States.

Fighter Jets: defending the skies

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199317

For kids who love airplanes, it doesn't get any more exciting than fighter jets! Young readers will be fascinated to learn about the different kinds of modern fighter jets, how they operate, and their purpose during wartimeto fight the enemy in the air and control the skies.

Mighty Tanks

Paul Challen (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427195692

Children will delight in learning about military tanks. Mighty Tanks introduces readers to the different parts that make up a tank and explains how these mighty armored vehicles move over rough terrain.

Military Helicopters: flying into battle

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199324

Dynamic photos and simple text explain the different roles helicopters play in the military. Young readers will discover which kinds of helicopters are used by the military for rescue, to carry personnel, and to carry out missions. The special features of each kind of helicopter are described.

Powerful Armored Vehicles

Lynn Peppas (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427199331

Young readers will be amazed by the photos of armored fighting vehicles, or AFVs, in this informative book. Military vehicles protected with plating, such as tanks, artillery, and personnel carriers, are featured along with explanations of how they work and how their armor plating protects them.

Nuclear Submariners

Antony Loveless (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9780778798095

What does it feel like to live in a pressurized metal tube, 1000 feet (300 m) under the ocean, and only steps away from lethally dangerous nuclear fissile material? Nuclear submariners know. In wartime, theirs is an unenviable task to hunt other submarines and destroy them before they themselves can be hunted down. Nuclear power allows these submarines to operate at high speed for long durations without having to surface frequently. Nuclear submarines never need to be refueled throughout their 25-year life-span. This fascinating book looks at what life is like for the men who live and work together on these boats; what the inside of a nuclear submarine looks like and how it works; how the sea gives the submariners all the air they need to breathe while under water; and how they "fight" the boat while they hunt other submarines.

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 it's 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.

Infantry Soldiers

James Nixon (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427180766

The backbone of any army, infantry soldiers seem to get all of the action but none of the glory. Trained for the very physical and aggressive work of engaging the enemy on the ground, the infantry's main focus is to advance on the enemy, take control of territory, and hold it. Not surprisingly, the infantry tends to take high casualties because they are usually sent to the hottest spots in combat. This book looks at the high-risk jobs of the infantry soldier, including attack, defense, patrol, and intelligence gathering.

Ejercito de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703886

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Air Force (how the Air Force keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Guardia Costera de Los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703893

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Coast Guard (how the Coast Guard keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Cuerpo de Marines de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703909

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Marine Corps (how the Marine Corps keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Comando Naval de Operaciones Especiales de los Estados Unidos

Julie Murray (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781629703862

Little readers will learn the essentials of the United States Navy SEALS (how the Navy SEALS keeps us safe, various jobs, weapons and machinery, and more) through easy-to-read, simple text. Readers will love the exciting full-bleed photographs, bolded glossary terms, and More Facts section. Translated by native Spanish speakers. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.