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Nuclear Energy

Meg Marquardt (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784572

A piece of nuclear fuel the size of your fingertip holds as much energy as 150 gallons (568 L) of oil. In Nuclear Energy, learn how scientists developed this amazing source of energy, how it works, and why it has attracted controversy. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Geothermal Energy

Jodie Mangor (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784541

Vast amounts of heat exist below the planet’s surface. Geothermal Energy shows how scientists are tapping into this source of energy to heat homes and generate electricity. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Biofuels

Kate Conley (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781680784534

Fuels made from plants such as corn and sugarcane are powering millions of cars on the road today. Biofuels shows how plant-based fuels, such as ethanol and biodiesel, are beginning to replace gasoline in many types of vehicles. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, infographics, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Rachel Carson: Extraordinary Environmentalist

Jill C. Wheeler (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614802686

In this title, examine the life of courageous environmentalist and author of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson. Readers will enjoy digging into Carson's personal story, beginning with her childhood writing stories and exploring the Allegheny River near her home in Pennsylvania. Students can trace Carson's success, from her education at PCW and Woods Hole to her roles with the Bureau of Fisheries and the FWS, before her writing career took hold. Engaging text and photos offer insight on topics such as marine biology, pesticide use, and the birth of the EPA. While a timeline, glossary, and index supplement the text, an entertaining science activity allows readers their own hands-on experience based on the science that inspired this woman's groundbreaking career.

F-16 Fighting Falcon

John Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781614785927

This title explores the development and use of the popular F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet. Readers will follow the history of its origins and development. Chapters detail the aircraft's military and performance specifications as well as its features and advantages in the field, such as the shape of its fuselage, its ejection seat, its single turbofan engine, and its many powerful guns, missiles, and bombs. Readers will also learn about the F-16's use in Operation Desert Storm and other significant combat and peacekeeping missions.

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.

Exploration

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840418

Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. Exploration 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.

Astronaut Firsts

S.L. Hamilton (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617840401

Xtreme Space brings the wonders of our universe into kids' hands. From the history of the space race in Astronaut Firsts to the amazing tools of Robots & Rovers, readers are introduced 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.

Jets

Sarah Tieck (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781617841057

Put readers in the pilot's seat of a jet! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of jets. Readers will learn how passenger jets are used for transport and how fighter and attack jets are used in the military. The forces that make a jet fly - lift, gravity, thrust, and drag - are also described. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a jet. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Also discussed are safety measures and jet history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index.

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.

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.

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!