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Sky Watch

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840432

Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. Sky Watch introduces readers to both the history and future of outer space exploration. These books may be learning tools, but they are also designed to feed the interests of reluctant readers through stunning images from NASA, as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader.

Dragsters

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841026

Put readers in the driver's seat of a dragster! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of dragsters. Readers will learn about the three main types of dragsters - top fuel cars, stock cars, and funny cars. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a dragster. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Also discussed are safety measures, famous racers, and dragster history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

Robots & Rovers

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840425

Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. Robots & Rovers introduces readers to the amazing tools used by NASA and both the history and future of outer space exploration. These books may be learning tools, but they are also designed to feed the interests of reluctant readers through stunning images from NASA, as well as the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes. Glossary words provide additional information and understanding to the curious reader.

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.

Helicopters

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841033

Put readers in the pilot's seat of a helicopter! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of helicopters. Readers will learn how helicopters are used for transport, rescue work, and military efforts. The forces that make a helicopter fly - lift, gravity, thrust, and drag - are also described. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a helicopter. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Also discussed are safety measures and helicopter 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.

Outrageous Ores

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849763

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Outrageous Ores introduces readers to what ores are, minerals that can be mined for profit. Chapters build concepts from the ground up, from atoms and elements to mineral formation and the everyday importance of the metals they contain. Readers will learn about prospecting, exploration, aboveground and underground mining, and extracting metals from ores. They will also learn about the importance of protecting the environment before and after mining and of recycling metals. Full-color photographs will draw in readers while the easy-to-read text breaks down complex concepts. A colorful world map of where ores are found spreads across two pages and an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text.

Super Soils

Christine Petersen (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617849787

Dig into the world of geology with the Rock On! series! Super Soils introduces readers to what makes up soil, from humus and plants and animals to water and air. Chapters discuss how weathering, erosion, parent material, decay, bacteria, organic matter, climate, and time contribute to soil formation. Soil engineering comes to life with a real-world example, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Easy-to-read text and helpful diagrams break down complex concepts, such as soil horizons. Readers will also learn about composting and the importance of conservation of this vital natural resource. And, an at-home experiment provides the opportunity for hands-on experience. Full-color photographs, glossary words in bold, an index, and phonetic spellings for those hard-to-pronounce geologic terms enhance and supplement the text.