When there is danger in shallow water, Littoral Combat Ships are called into action. These ships can go in water too shallow for other ships of the United States Navy. Armed with high-tech weapons and carrying helicopters and other aircraft, Littoral Combat Ships can fight any threat. This title introduces the newest craft of the Navy and shows how the technology behind the ships has led to their early success.
A medium-lift assault helicopter, CH-46 Sea Knights are used to deliver heavily armed troops into battle. They are also used on several other missions. Readers will learn about these large helicopters, how they work, and the many missions they perform for the United States Marine Corps.
Scooters have become a very popular way to get around town over the last fifty years. Students will learn where scooters came from and what kinds of scooters are around today.
Off-road motorcycles have features that make them safe to ride off the pavement. Students will learn about the variety of off-road motorcycles, the parts that allow them to tackle the tough terrain, and the sporting competitions that use off-road motorcycles.
Loaded with guns, torpedoes, and guided missiles, Arleigh Burke Destroyers are always ready to protect U.S. Navy warships. Young readers will learn how these destroyers use the latest technology to defend the fleet and carry out attack missions.
In today's world, where we routinely zip down the highway at 70 miles per hour and we can fly coast-to-coast in a matter of hours, it is hard to imagine the revolution in transportation that took place in the 1800s. From a world where most people rarely traveled faster than their legs could carry them or much beyond their home towns, the 1800s witnessed an amazing and rapid development of technology, improvements in infrastructure, and a national will to conquer the vast distances of a growing country. Through the work of inventors, individual entrepreneurs, and municipalities, Americans found new opportunities for traveling conveniently from place to place within their communities, and a frontier nation was unified by rail, by road, and by a sense of national identity. This is the story of nineteenth century America on the move!
Describes demolition racing. Readers learn about the vehicles that are raced and then demolished, safety issues, and how to get involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Describes drag racing and why it is only legal in a closed track. Provides information about the history of the sport, characteristics of the vehicles, important events, and famous drivers.
Using the graphics, students can activate prior knowledge--bridge what they already know with what they have yet to learn. Graphically illustrated biographies also teach inference skills, character development, dialogue, transitions, and drawing conclusions. Graphic biographies in the classroom provide an intervention with proven success for the struggling reader.
This book discusses different STEM jobs found in the automobile industry, from accident reconstruction engineer to NASCAR engineer.
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.
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.
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.
Night Stalkers are a special operations force of the Army who specialize in piloting helicopters. Kids will read about the helicopters Night Stalkers use to perform their missions, what kind of missions they perform, and what life is like as a Night Stalker.