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Hovercraft

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841040

Put readers in the pilot's seat of a hovercraft! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of hovercraft. Readers will learn how powerful hovercraft move over land and water to be used in war, for rescue work, and for racing and recreation. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a hovercraft. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Safety measures and hovercraft history are also discussed. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Superbikes

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841064

Put readers in the driver's seat of a superbike! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of superbikes. Readers will learn how these fast, powerful vehicles zoom around racetracks and do stunts and tricks. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a superbike. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Also discussed are safety measures, famous racers, and superbike history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

UAVs: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785958

This title explores the development and use of unmanned aerial vehicles, or remotely piloted aircraft, more commonly known as drones. Readers will follow the history of the origins and development of the incredible military technology behind UAVs such as the Predator Drone, the Wasp Micro-Air Vehicle, the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle, the hand-launched remote control RQ-11 Raven for field troops, and the long-endurance hunter-killer MQ-9 Reaper. Chapters detail their military and performance specifications as well as their features and advantages in the field (including their cameras, sensors, control systems, and weapons) and their pilots (often sitting on the other side of the world). Readers will also learn about their use in significant combat and surveillance missions throughout the Middle East and in other countries. Includes spec boxes and other text features.

F-35 Lightning II

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785934

This title explores the recent development of the new F35 Lighting II multirole fighter. Readers will follow the history of its origins as a descendant of the X-35 and product of the Joint Striker Fighter Program. Chapters also detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its three versions, its cockpit design and speech-recognition system, its stealth technology, its target sensors, and its powerful cannons, missiles, and other weapons.

F/A-18 Super Hornet

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785941

This title explores the development and use of the US Navy's muli-role F/A-18 Super Hornet strike fighter. Readers will follow the history of its origins from the F/A-18 Hornet. Chapters also detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its flight range, its digital control-by-wire flight control system, its engine, its stealth technology, its aerial refueling system, and its many powerful guns, missiles, and bombs.

B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785910

This title explores the development and use of the nearly undetectable B-2 Spirit heavy bomber. Readers will follow the history of its origins and the development of its stealth technology. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its wing design, its concealed engines, its radar signature, and its powerful bombs. Readers will also learn about the Spirit's use in the Kosovo War, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.

AH-64D Apache Longbow

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785903

This title explores the development and use of the versatile AH-64D Apache Longbow attach helicopter. Readers will follow the history of its origins, from the AH-56 Cheyenne to the AH-64. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as its Northrop Grumman millimeter-wave Longbow radar, its two turboshaft engines, and its powerful guns and missiles. Readers will also learn about the Apache Longbow's use in Panama, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Anaconda, and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.

Stock Cars

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801511

Ready. Set. Read! Stock Cars brings the speed and danger to the reader in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines. Get ready to taste asphalt and eat dust in one of the world's most exciting sport!

Muscle Cars

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801498

Ready. Set. Read! Muscle Cars brings style and class back to racing. Admire the nostalgic look of these classic cars in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines.

A-10 Thunderbolt II

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808459

This title explores the development and use of the A-10 Thunderbolt II, the first US Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces. Readers will follow the history of the aircraft, and learn its military and performance specifications, as well as its features and advantages in the field. Readers will learn about its weapon systems including general purpose bombs, cluster bomb units, laser guided bombs, joint direct attack munitions, missiles, rockets, illumination flares, and cannons. Features such as Night Vision Imaging Systems, titanium armor, self-sealing fuel cells, and hydraulic flight-control systems are detailed. The Warthog's two non-after burning turbofan engines are also covered, as are the achievements and future of this important aircraft.

F-22 Raptor

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808480

This title explores the development and use of the F-22 Raptor. Readers will follow the history of this stealth fighter aircraft, and learn about its military and performance specifications. Features such as its BAE Systems, radar-warning receiver, Infra-Red and Ultra-Violet Missile Approach warning systems, and radar are covered. Readers will learn about the weapon systems including compressed-carriage medium and short-range missiles. The F-22's dual afterburning Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofan engines are covered, as are the achievements and future of this important aircraft.

Drag Racers

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801467

Ready. Set. Read! Drag Racers brings the speed and danger to the reader in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines. Get ready to taste asphalt and eat dust.

AC-130H/U Gunship

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808466

This title explores the development and use of the AC-130H/U Gunship. Readers will follow the history of the aircraft and learn about its military and performance specifications, as well as its advantages in the field. Features such as side-firing weapons, sophisticated television and infrared sensors, navigation and fire control systems and synthetic aperture strike radar are detailed. Readers will learn about the AC-130's navigational devices, which include inertial navigation systems and global positioning systems. Readers will discover the aircraft's operational use in the Vietnam War, Operation Urgent Fury, and Operation Desert Storm and learn about its weapon systems including cannons and autocannons.

Formula One Cars

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801474

Ready. Set. Read! Formula One Cars brings the speed and danger to the reader in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines. Get ready to taste asphalt and eat dust in one of the world's most exciting sport!

Hydroplanes

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801481

Ready. Set. Read! Hydroplanes brings the speed and danger of racing and puts it on water! Feel the wind and the waves whip you in the face in these large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

V-22 Osprey

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808503

This title explores the development and use of the V-22 Osprey. Readers will follow the history of this tiltrotor vertical/short takeoff and landing aircraft, and learn about its military and performance specifications. Features such as its blade fold and wing stowage system, three-bladed proprotor, payload, night-vision system, and integrated helmet display are detailed. Readers will learn about its weapon systems including machine guns, weapon turret, and miniguns. The Osprey's two Rolls-Royce AE1107C turboshaft engines are covered, as are the achievements and future of this important aircraft.

UH-60 Black Hawk

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808497

This title explores the development and use of the UH-60 Black Hawk. Readers will follow the history of this front-line utility helicopter, and learn about its military and performance specifications. Features such as its radios, radar warning receiver, and infrared countermeasures system are detailed. Readers will learn about its weapon systems including pintle mounts, machine guns, and miniguns. Readers will discover the aircraft's operational use in in a variety of missions, including air assault, air cavalry, and aeromedical evacuations. The Black Hawk's two General Electric T700-GE-701 turboshaft engines are covered, as are the achievements and future of this important aircraft.

B-52 Stratofortress

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614808473

This title explores the development and use of the B-52 Stratofortress. Readers will follow the history of this long-range, heavy bomber and learn about its military and performance specifications. Features such as its bombing navigational computer and terrain computer, and its Electro-Optical Viewing System and GPS are detailed. Readers will learn about its weapon systems including the aircraft's mixture of bombs and air-launched cruise missiles, machine guns, cannon, advanced electronic systems, and terrain-avoidance radar. Readers will discover the aircraft's operational use in the Vietnam War and the Persian Gulf War. The Big Ugly Fat Fellow's eight engines are covered, as are the achievements and future of this important aircraft.

Sports Cars

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614801504

Ready. Set. Read! Sports Cars brings the sleek side of racing to the reader in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines.

Tarantula

Ruth Strother (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624015175

Around the world, skilled animals hunt and catch their prey. Learn more about the tarantula and the special characteristics that make it such an excellent predator. This title takes you on the hunt with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Eclipses

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841248

Expand your young reader's universe! Simple, straightforward text paired with vibrant photos and colorful diagrams breaks down scientific concepts of eclipses, such as the alignment of the sun, Earth, and the moon. Types of eclipses are described, including partial, total, and annular solar eclipses as well as partial and total lunar eclipses. Also discussed are the discovery of eclipses and how scientists study them with telescopes and other tools. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Space Stations

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841293

Expand your young reader's universe! Simple, straightforward text paired with color and historic photos discusses the history and modern use of space stations. Readers will learn how astronauts use them to make observations and conduct experiments. Also discussed is how space stations are launched into space to be built by astronauts, as well as what life is like for astronauts living on a space station. Well-known stations Salyut, Skylab, Mir, and the International Space Station are highlighted. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

NASA

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841262

Expand your young reader's universe! Simple, straightforward text paired with color and historic photos discusses NASA and its major accomplishments in space travel. Beginning with the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, readers will learn about the first space launches, the establishment of NASA and its early missions, Project Apollo and the moon landing, and NASA's future goals. Also discussed is NASA's development of spacecraft from space capsules to space shuttles to space stations, including the International Space Station. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Galaxies

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841255

Expand your young reader's universe! Simple, straightforward text paired with vibrant photos breaks down scientific concepts of galaxies, such as gravity, light-years, and orbits. Readers will learn about the different shapes and sizes of galaxies, as well as what galaxies consist of. Well-known galaxies including the Milky Way and Andromeda are highlighted. Also discussed are the discovery of galaxies and how scientists study them with telescopes and other tools. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.

Rockets & Satellites

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841279

Expand your young reader's universe! Simple, straightforward text paired with color and historic photos discusses how rockets and satellites are used to explore the universe. Readers will learn how powerful rockets launch spacecraft. Also discussed are natural satellites and artificial satellites, including space probes and piloted spacecraft. The history and future goals of rockets and satellites are covered as well. Features include a table of contents, fun facts, a glossary with phonetics, and an index.