Perhaps no two people in history exemplify the spirit of invention better than brothers Orville and Wilbur Wright. Born in the Midwest in the late 1800s, Orville was exceptionally good at creating mechanical devices, and Wilbur had a genius for ideas. The turn of the 20th century came during an age of invention and technological development. Inspired by a fierce worldwide competition to be the first to invent a machine that could fly and be controlled by a pilot, the Wright brothers tested and refined several prototypes. At last, on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, they achieved their pioneering flight. The brothers went on to develop machines and controls that made possible powered, fixed-wing flights and laid the foundation for pilot-controlled aviation as we know it today. They also founded the Wright Company, which built airplanes for the rising new industry of commercial aviation. Had Wilbur not died at the early age of 45, who knows what else the innovative pair might have accomplished.
Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the BMW M4, to life for readers of all ages.
Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the Jaguar F-TYPE, to life for readers of all ages.
Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the Mercedes AMG GT, to life for readers of all ages.
Vibrant photos, exciting details, and historical context bring one of the hottest sports cars, the Maserati Gran Turismo, to life for readers of all ages.
In competitions filled with flipping freestylers or speedy racers, motocross cycles put on a thrilling show. Readers will get an insider’s look at the history, parts, and competitions of motocross cycles in this fun book aimed at striving readers.
Ready for an off-road adventure? Whether in the desert or the woods, ATVs take their riders over rough trails. Readers will learn about the uses and parts of ATVs, and even about some competitions. Head off the beaten track and check out these popular vehicles in this low-level title!
Stock cars race around tracks at 200 miles per hour. This book examines what makes top speeds possible, how the drivers stay safe inside the cars, and the history of these racing vehicles. Buckle up for an exciting ride with this title for struggling readers!
Jumps and rough tracks are no match for dirt bikes! This title takes a look at how these vehicles tackle all types of terrain thanks to special gear like knobby tires and top-notch suspension. Striving readers will love learning about these tough bikes in this exciting title.
Have you ever seen a car dance? Lowrider cars can bounce and shimmy thanks to special hydraulic suspensions and tires. Owners may even enter their cars in competitions! This low-level title introduces readers to these unique competitions, as well as other fascinating aspects of lowriders and the culture that surrounds them.
Hot rod owners love to show off their souped-up cars. Some even remove the hoods so others can admire the engine! Students can find out about the history of these snazzy rides and what makes these hot rods so cool in this flashy title for reluctant readers.
Did you know that a monster truck weighs as much as an elephant? These powerful trucks wow with mind-boggling jumps and stunts. Fans of these awesome vehicles will love digging into their history, parts, and competitions. This title will keep reluctant readers on the edge of their seats!
The Chevrolet Silverado is a truck built to work hard! From its 2,000 pound payload to its sensors that let drivers know if what they are hauling is unbalanced, this truck makes getting the job done easier. This title will inform readers of the history and smart features that make the Chevrolet Silverado a top-selling truck.
Ford has come a long way since its Model T beginnings! The company has grown to develop some of the United States’ most popular pickup trucks. The Ford F-150’s numerous models and special fuel-saving alloy bodies make this model a fit for everyone. Young readers can hop behind the wheel of the Ford F-150 in this engine-revving title.
Corvette is often called the Great American Sports Car. This dynamic new title gives an in-depth look at the history behind this great automobilefrom its inception in 1953 to the present. The book includes information about racing, restoration, and technological innovations. Detailed photographs, extensive details, and specs give readers an insiders look at the evolution of one of the worlds most iconic cars.
This books describes the process used to develop transportation methods and describes the ways each STEAM field is involved in the process.
A look at the origins, leaders, growth, and innovations of Southwest Airlines, the low-fare airline that was founded in Texas in 1967 and today carries more than 100 million passengers annually.
Follow the story of a family buying a new car, learning how to calculate ratios and proportions along the way! This fun title helps readers practice their mathematical skills while teaching them about cars and automobile purchasing. With exciting images, easy-to-read text, helpful practice problems, STEM topics, and an accessible glossary and index, this title will keep readers engaged while showing how useful mathematics can be in daily life!
The need for speed is the motivating factor in this engaging book. Readers learn the history of travel from the very slow to the supersonic and beyond, including everything in between. They learn and discover the factors that influence motion for all types of vehicles: land, air, and water alike. They also learn different ways to measure speed and read about energy uses for different vehicles. With greater speed comes greater risk. Readers learn how engineers are always seeking new and better ways to keep people safe as they travel faster and go farther.
The Tesla Model S sets the benchmark for the future of cars! Not only does it run 100% on an electronic battery, but it has a system of sensitive cameras and sensors that allow it to safely drive itself. This title covers the ins and outs of one of today’s groundbreaking machines, the Tesla Model S.
More than 100 years after Maserati made its debut, the GranTurismo stuns drivers with its flashy looks and speed. From the trident that decorates the grille to the aerodynamic side skirts, this car was built to impress. Readers will eagerly jump into the driver’s seat and cruise through this Car Crazy title.
Since its debut in the 1960s, the Porsche 911 Carrera has been a shining star of the sports car world! Over the years, this popular vehicle has gone through many upgrades to keep it on top. A body made from recycled materials is just one of the features that set this car apart. Young readers will marvel over the legendary 911 Carrera in this read about the legendary sports car.
The Bugatti Chiron is one of the fastest street-legal cars around! Drivers need a special key to push this car to its top speed of over 250 miles per hour. Young readers will speed through exhilarating facts and sleek photos in this title about the Bugatti Chiron.
This title gives students an inside look at the fundamentals of football and the rules and equipment used.
Roll across the terrain with the most feared tank on the planet. The Abrams tank is the armored backbone of United States ground forces. Readers will learn about the technology and crew that make the M1 Abrams a perfect blend of power and speed.