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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Forces and Motion in the Real World

Kathleen M. Muldoon (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010446

Forces and motion are everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concepts of force and motion to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from the Hubble Telescope to a game of tug-of-war. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of force and motion, including Galileo, Albert Einstein, and Stephen Hawking. Major concepts covered include Newton's Laws of Motion, friction, gravity, electromagnetism, weight, and momentum. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Light in the Real World

Robin Koontz (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010453

Light is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of light to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a light switch to the sun. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of light, including Pythagoras, Christian Huygens, James Clerk Maxwell, Albert Einstein, and Thomas Edison. Major concepts covered include visible light, the electromagnetic spectrum, color, solar energy, optics, lasers, and the speed of light. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Sound in the Real World

Rita Milios (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010484

Sound is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of sound to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from a train whistle to a thunder clap. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of sound, including Pythagoras and Galileo. Major concepts covered include sound waves, frequency, amplitude, ultrasound, sonar, echoes, the Doppler effect, sonic booms, cochlear implants, noise pollution, echolocation, and decibels. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Electricity in the Real World

Sarah E. Ward (author) (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010422

Electricity is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of electricity to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, such as how electricity is used in the home. The book covers both the history and future of electricity, as well as key figures in its development, such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Michael Faraday, and Nikola Tesla. Major concepts covered include current, circuits, electromagnets, electrical signals in the body, electrons, voltage, batteries, and safety. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Energy in the Real World

Christine Zuchora Walske (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010439

Energy is everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of energy to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from the sun to a community garden. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of energy, including Albert Einstein. Major concepts covered include kinetic energy, potential energy, photosynthesis, nuclear energy, fossil fuels, and the Law of Conservation. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Scientific Method in the Real World

L. E. Carmichael (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010477

Explore the scientific method! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of the scientific method to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of the scientific method, including Aristotle, Galileo, Isaac Newton, and Charles Darwin. Major concepts covered include the four steps of the scientific method (observe, explain, experiment, share), forming a hypothesis, Ockham's razor, theories, variables, controls, and bias. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

Magnets in the Real World

Chris Eboch (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624010460

Magnets are everywhere! This book uses real-world examples to bring the concept of magnets to life in an approachable way. Clearly-written text draws in readers with concrete examples involving familiar, everyday things, from earphones to compasses. The book covers the history of and key figures in the understanding of magnets, including André-Marie Ampère and Michael Faraday. Major concepts covered include magnetic force, natural magnets, permanent magnets, electromagnetism, static electricity, poles, magnetic fields, transformers, and MRIs. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills promoted by the Common Core standards. This well-researched title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with Common Core and state standards.

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.

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.

Space Exploration

Marcia Zappa (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841286

Take readers on a journey through space! Simple, straightforward text paired with color and historic photos discusses the topic of space exploration. Beginning with the space race between the Soviet Union and the United States, readers will learn about the first space launches, early astronauts, the first moon landing, and future space goals. Also discussed is the development of space probes, space capsules, space shuttles, and space stations, including the International Space Station. Readers will learn what life is like for an astronaut in space. 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.

Dirt Bikes

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858284

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of dirt bikes! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel off road on various surfaces. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major dirt bike parts. Also explained is how dirt bikes are used for recreation, racing, and tricks and stunts. Additionally, readers will learn about motocross and famous FMX racers, as well as dirt bike safety and history. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing dirt bike! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Dune Buggies

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858291

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of dune buggies! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel off road on various surfaces. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major dune buggy parts. Also explained is how dune buggies are used for recreation, racing, and military work. Additionally, readers will learn about dune buggy safety and history. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing dune buggy! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

ATVs

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858277

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of ATVs! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel off road on various surfaces. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings and four-wheel drive, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major ATV parts. Also explained is how ATVs are used for recreation, racing, and work on farms and in the military. Additionally, readers will learn about ATV safety and history. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing ATV! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Snowmobiles

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858314

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of snowmobiles! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel off road on snow and ice. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings and traction, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major snowmobile parts. Also explained is how a snowmobile is used for recreation, racing, tricks and stunts, and search-and-rescue and military work. Additionally, readers will learn about snowmobile safety and history, snocross races, and famous snocross riders. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing snowmobile! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Speedboats

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858321

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of speedboats! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles speed through water. Difficult concepts, such as density and engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major speedboat parts. Also explained is how a speedboat is used for recreation, racing, patrolling, and military work. Additionally, readers will learn about speedboat safety and history. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing speedboat! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Indy Cars

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617858307

This book discusses the fast, thrilling world of Indy cars! Readers will learn how these powerful vehicles travel fast around the racetrack. Difficult concepts, such as engine workings, are broken down for readers, and a comprehensive diagram highlights major Indy car parts. Also explained are Indy car races and pit stops. Additionally, readers will learn about Indy car safety and history and famous Indy racers including Mario Andretti and Danica Patrick. Vibrant graphics, oversized, action-packed photographs, and short, engaging sentences will encourage reluctant readers to steer their way toward learning more about the amazing Indy car! Included are table of contents, fast facts, glossary with phonetic spellings, and index.

Inside the Heart

M.D. Halvorson (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614809784

Find out what goes on every day inside of the human body! This title offers children an exciting voyage through the heart. Detailed illustrations, color photos, and simple text combine to make a fun and easy introduction to how the heart works. This book also includes simple activities and crafts like We've Got a Beat, Valuable Valves and how to make a Heart with how-to photos to further engage young learners.