Supersonic jets travel faster than the speed of sound. These jets are designed to maintain stability and function at very high temperatures. Kids will read about the technology, history, and future of supersonic jets.
High-performance engines make these boats capable of incredible speeds. Young readers will learn how powerboats are designed to reduce wind resistance in their goal of reaching the fastest speed possible.
When there is a search and rescue mission to be done, the HH-60 Pave Hawk gets the call. Fast and maneuverable, Pave Hawks have several tools to help them locate people in need of rescue. Students will learn about the history of the Pave Hawk and how it executes its dangerous rescue missions.
Humvees are versatile vehicles that are able to traverse almost any terrain. They are used to accomplish a variety of missions. Young readers will learn about the development and uses of the Humvee that make it a vital resource for the United States Armed Forces.
Explore the building of the Panama Canal and America's involvement through engaging text and detailed illustrations.
Enduro motorcycles are used in races where the rider needs to keep a steady pace through many checkpoints, often over very rough terrain. Students will find out how the construction and technology of an enduro motorcycle helps it complete these races.
At $2.2 billion, the B-2 is the most expensive aircraft ever built. Its payload capacity and stealth technology make it very effective in combat. Students will learn about the cutting-edge technology that makes stealth missions possible and the well-trained pilots who carry them out.
The B-52 Stratofortress has been in service for over fifty years. It is a model of consistency for long-range bombers. Readers will explore the technology behind the B-52, the weapons it carries, and the missions it is used to perform.
Harrier Jump Jets play a major role in the United States Marine Corps. Their ability to vertically take off makes them very valuable. Young readers will explore the technology behind the AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet and learn about the missions it performs.
The United States Air Force uses B-1B Lancers as strategic bombers. A B-1B Lancer can carry over 125,000 pounds of bombs! Kids will discover the history of the Lancer, the technology behind it, and how it plays a vital role in the United States Air Force.
Custom design is the most important aspect of a chopper. The stretched out look allows for many cool styles. Students will explore the history of choppers, the features that make them unique, and how they are made.
The Apache Helicopter is one of the most versatile vehicles in the military. Its powerful weaponry and maneuverability make it a formidable foe on the battlefield. Young readers will explore the technology that makes the Apache ideal for fighting on the front line.
Most kids dream of riding a full-sized motorcycle. Mini bikes make it possible for kids to enjoy a safe, motorized experience. Young learners will explore the different types of mini bikes and how they are raced in competitions.
Harley-Davidson might be the most popular brand of motorcycle in the world. Readers will learn about the history of Harley-Davidson, the features of Harley-Davidson bikes, and the riding experience these famous bikes can provide.
The F-22 Raptor might be the most advanced fighter plane in the world. Using stealth technology, it can carry out ground attack missions, electronic warfare missions, and dominate the skies. Students will discover the weapons and technology that allow the F-22 Raptor to complete these missions with ease.
The problem-solving skills learned through STEM can take you to the next level in just about any career field. Learn all about the engineers who work with NASCAR, the design behind the GPS system in the cars we drive every day, and the engineers who start with a blueprint and turn it into a design! Improving the sound, safety measures, and ways in which cars can be better for our environment with the introduction of hybrid cars, which use less fuel and decrease the amount of pollutants into the atmosphere. Buckle up and learn all about STEM in cars. This book will allow students to analyze data from tests to determine similarities and differences among several design solutions to identify the best characteristics of each that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
Since its beginning in the early 1960s, Mustang has become an American automotive icon. This vibrant new book provides a comprehensive history behind the making of the revered pony car. The book looks at Mustangs role during the muscle-car era and its development since that time. Full-color photographs and detailed text present the evolution of the automobile's engineering and design.
With its striking looks, superb engineering, and unparalleled performance, Porsche is one of the worlds most revered automobiles. This dynamic title tells the story behind this legendary German car including the work of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his son in 1948 and the 48 models that have followed. Stunning photographs and engaging text present readers with a portrait of one of the worlds most magnificent automobiles.
In 1959, British author named Ian Fleming published Goldfinger, the fifth book in the series following the adventures of British superspy James Bond. At one point, Bond drives a secret service-issued Aston Martin DB Mark III. The Aston Martin became Bonds car. Find out how Aston Martin has brought lavish automobiles to the mega-rich since 1913. This exciting book explores the company's history and features stats on legendary models.
Maserati has long had a reputation for excellence under the hood. The car's history of dominating on the racetrack speaks for itself. Developed by five brothers at the beginning of the 20th century, Maserati set a high standard of luxury and performance in the world of sports cars. This exciting book explores such legendary models as the Gran Turismo, 250F, and Birdcage, and how the brand has survived a world war, an oil crisis, and many financial and professional setbacks.
A look at potential future developments in transportation, including privately operated spacecraft, as well as electric cars and other technologies that are currently considered state-of-the-art.
This title examines an important historic event - the Hudson River plane landing. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the men who safely executed a water landing for US Airways Flight 1549, Captain Chesley Sullenberger and First Officer Jeffrey Skiles, passenger accounts from that day, air traffic controller Patrick Harten who handled the flight, the first confrontation between airplane and bird by Orville Wright, culling of Canada geese near New York's LaGuardia Airport, details of the landing in the Hudson River, the rescue, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what hybrid and electric vehicles are, their history, how we use them today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn about exciting new ways to power cars, including plug-in hybrid technology, lithium batteries, fuel cells, and solar-electric systems. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title. Innovative Technologies is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
As our world's population grows, so to does our need for energy. Scientists seek the next breakthrough in new technology while constantly finding ways to make current solutions cheaper and more efficient. In this title, discover what hydrogen and fuel cells are, their history, how we use them today, and how new technologies can contribute to our energy future. Learn how hydrogen extracted from ordinary water can be used to power homes and businesses or run fuel cells in vehicles. Sidebars, full-color photos, full-spread diagrams, well-placed graphs, charts, and maps, stories highlighting innovations in action, and a glossary enhance this engaging title. Innovative Technologies is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
This title examines an important historic event, the Hindenburg Disaster. Readers will learn the background of airships, Germany's Count Zeppelin's push to build airships, and the planning, building, and tragic explosion of the Hindenburg. Also covered are the key players, the investigation of the disaster, and the event's impact on future airship developments. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index.