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 - its 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.
Changing Weather: Storms is an exciting book that introduces kids to the kinds of storms that take place each year. Large, full-color images of storms such as hurricanes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, and blizzards accompany clear explanations of how different storms develop and the kinds of effects these storms have on the lives of people and animals. Kids will also learn about storm safety and ways they can help their families be prepared. Changing Weather: Storms provides detailed information on three important elements of most storms: clouds, precipitation, and wind, the water cycle and its part in the development of storms, the role of updrafts and downdrafts in the creation of thunderstorms and many other storms, and the ways in which meteorologists study storms and how their knowledge can help save lives.
Many animals are carnivores, but some eat mainly insects. Insect eaters, known as insectivores, can be as small as insects or as large as giant anteaters. Spiders, frogs, lizards, bats, and other mammals are insect eaters, but not all insectivores are animals.This book is loaded with fascinating photos and information that will delight kids of all ages.
This informative title introduces readers to four of the states that make up the Southwest region of the United States: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Southwest has many people of Hispanic descent as well as Native-American people from nations such as the Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Apache. Readers will discover how the climate, population distribution, history, and culture of this region make it distinct.
What is that annoying whine? How about those disgusting worms crawling in the dogs dish? What made those horrible bites that itch like crazy? The answer to these creepy questions is FLIES, one of the worlds most important creatures. Fantastic full-color macro images bring readers inside the world of a common housefly. Designed for kids doing research and those wanting a ready source of creepy information, Buzz off, Flies! offers information on life cycles, family trees, and the fly's unique relationship with humans.
In this compelling title, students are encouraged to dig in and discover how different plant fossils unlock clues to the Earth's past. Through full-color photographs and thought-provoking questions, students will investigate how plants fossils form, how they are excavated, and how paleobotanists study them to learn about life millions of years ago.
For centuries the human brain was a mystery. Scientists only started to unravel its secrets over the past few decades, but there is still a great deal that we don't yet understand. This fascinating book describes experiences common to many people that our brains tell us are happening but which can't be proven by science. Read about deja vu, premonitions, near-death experiences, hypnotism, memories of past lives, and more!
From card tricks to reading minds, the art of magic lies in the magician's or illusionist's ability to deceive the audience. Read about the mysteries that lie behind some of the most spectacular magic tricks and illusions ever performed, including slight of hand, escapology, levitation, sword swallowing, and more!
Why would the ghosts of two crewmen who died in a 1972 air crash in the Everglades appear to other aircrafts flying the same route? This book tells the stories of the people who believe they have met these ghosts of the airways!
Snacks often consist of potato chips or candy bars and soda-pop. Kids need great tasting choices that are alternatives to salty, fatty, or sugary snacks. Super Snacks offers recipes for nutritious and scrumptious foods and drinks that kids will love to make and eat. It may help change the eating habits of a whole family or classroom! Recipes include individual pizzas, veggie dips, yummy bread spreads, yogurt parfaits, baked fruit delights, flavored popcorn treats, and oh-so-delicious smoothies.
This colorful cookbook offers step-by-step healthy recipes from the following countries or areas of the world : Mexico, Thailand, Italy, China, Japan, India, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, Africa, and more. Multicultural Meals also gives children a basic understanding of nutrition and the importance of drinking water and looks at the staple foods, cooking methods, and spices used by various peoples. The recipes are kid-tested and fun to make and eat. They include: how to set up an Italian pasta bar and Mexican fajita station and how to make the following: Indian curry with a twist, Thai coconut soup, oodles of Japanese noodles, Chinese lemon chicken, Moroccan couscous, and many more.
For centuries, sailors have told tales of sea monsters and serpents that have attacked their ships. Many stories tell of giant squids with their tentacles wrapped around the trapped vesselsbut what is the truth behind these tales? Are there such monstrous creatures that live in the deepest and darkest waters?
Strange objects have been reported in the skies for centuries bright objects, moving shapes, lights traveling in formation. In 1952 alone, there were 1,500 reports of UFO sightings! This book examines the evidence and questions whether these are real UFOs.
It's hard to believe that the delicious desserts shown in this book are nutritious as well! Kids will look at "sweets" in a whole new way once they taste these amazing desserts, which include the following: chocolate-dipped fruit, tofu berry cheesecake, caramel oranges, stuffed pears with chocolate sauce, fruit-and-cream parfaits, jumpin' juice jello, baked fruit compote, cookie sandwiches, trifle, puddings, and more. The whole family will love these recipes, which are high in taste and nutrients, low in fat and sugar, and contain no sweeteners or artificial ingredients.
Many school children prefer fast-food or packaged lunches to healthy lunches they can make at home. Lunch Munch explains the food groups, includes portion information, and has been designed with a good school day in mind! Children will love these fun recipes for making absolutely delicious and beautiful-looking healthy foods. Teachers and parents will also love these recipes, which include salads, pitas, soups, wraps, sandwiches, and healthy drinks.
Physical activity positively impacts the bodies, minds, and emotions of children, but unfortunately, most children are physically active only 15 minutes a day! Through fun, easy-to-follow activities, enhanced by photographs and illustrations, Active Kids will motivate children to get moving. Kids will learn about how the cardiovascular system works, the building blocks - cardio, flexibility, strong muscles, warming up and cooling down, safety guidelines, and how much is enough.
Breakfast means to "break" the "fast" between the evening and the morning. It is the most important meal of the day, but many children go to school without it or start their days with a sugar-filled substitute for the brain food they need to think and complete their school work. Breakfast Blast introduces great-tasting recipes that cover all the food groups and promote healthy choices. The recipes suggest alternatives and healthy cooking, while still maintaining the important taste appeal. The delicious foods will make children jump right in and start their day in a different way!
Italian-born Ettore Bugatti, well known for the beauty of his designs, brought grandeur to the world of automobiles. In 1909 he founded the company that would make the high-performance car that would bear his name. But the car line floundered and the company found itself manufacturing airplane parts in the 1960s. This beautiful book describes the legendary car, model stats, and how the Buggati line has made a comeback in the last decade having been revived by Volkswagen with new models EB 218, Chiron, and Veyron.
This fascinating title chronicles the U.S. bombing of these Japanese cities during World War II. Topics include the development of the atomic bomb, Truman's decision to drop the bombs, and the long-term consequences of this historical event. Primary source accounts present reactions from both sides.
In 1922, archaeologist Howard Carter discovered King Tutankhamen's tomb. In addition to unearthing astonishing artifacts, Carters discovery revealed fascinating details about King Tut's life and provided insight into ancient Egyptian culture. Engaging, approachable text and vivid images take readers inside the pharaoh's tomb as they discover ancient treasures and learn how such artifacts shed light on King Tuts reign, his family's dynasty, the mystery surrounding his death, and the theories of King Tut's curse
This captivating title examines the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii in 79 A.D. and what the remnants of this buried city can teach us today.
Mountaineer George Mallory disappeared attempting to conquer the highest peak in the world. Seventy-five years later, Mallory's body was finally found on Everest. This exciting book describes how his quest began an obsession by other climbers to be the first to the top, and how Everest has become a magnet for amateurs and tourists since it was finally conquered by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953.
The robots of today do more than just heavy lifting. Machines that can sense the world and make decisions are now being used in space, industry, medicine, and the military. This adventurous book follows the development of robots over the past century and describes how modern robots continue to revolutionize different fields making our lives easier, healthier, safer and more exciting.
This gripping title traces the causes, symptoms, and treatment of plague through the height of the Black Death in Europe and into the modern day.
One hundred years after its tragic voyage, the Titanic continues to capture our imaginations. This fascinating title looks at the building, voyage, sinking, and rediscovery of the Titanic.