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Transportation Inventions: Moving Our World Forward

Robert Walker (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427194220

This exciting title explores the groundbreaking modes of transportation that have helped define the modern age. From Henry Ford's Model T car to the bullet trains of Japan, students will travel along and learn about the monumental successes and failures that have driven our world ahead.

Touring, Trekking, and Traveling Green

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197238

Touring, Trekking, and Traveling Green explores the many careers open to people in the fast-growing field of ecotourism. From being an ecotour leader or naturalist to managing a wildlife eco-lodge, working as a travel agent certified in ecotourism, or teaching on-the-ground tour guides and college students interested in making a living helping others enjoy nature, the opportunities for people seeking work in ecotourism are manyand growing fast. Other jobs associated with ecotourism include working in public relations or marketing ecotourism destinations, writing guidebooks, and helping visitors understand and appreciate nature as an interpreter for agencies such as the U.S. National Park Service and Parks Canada. Also of note: the challenges and responsibilities that jobs in ecotourism present to people who wish to make use of the environment for fun and profit without harming the ecological health of our planet.

Green Ways of Getting Around

Diane Dakers (author)

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company ISBN: 9781427197207

Green Ways of Getting Around moves readers toward careers in "green" transportation, including travel by air, sea, and land, and even in more extreme environments, such as outer space and under water. This book explores mass transit and automotive transportation, highlighting fuel-powered vehicles, such as buses, planes, and boats, which carry with them their own pros and cons as being fuel-efficient and ecologically sound. Also included: using pedal power, pedestrian-friendly venues, concepts that promote walkability and sustainable mass transit, and powering transportation with alternative energy sources.

Trains

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793835

Where is the fastest train in the world? How is it possible for a train to go under the English Channel? What does the next generations of trains look like? Find the answers to these questions and more when you take a look at trains from a new perspective.

Trucks

Matt Mullins (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793866

Who can up with the idea behind the first truck? How big is the largest truck in the world? How much does it haul? The "Innovation in Transportation" book Trucks takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about trucks.

Space Travel

James M. Flammang (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793811

Who was the first man to walk on the moon? Who developed the space shuttle? Will man ever land on mars? Find the answers to these questions and more when you take a look at space travel from a new perspective.

Passenger Ships

Judy Alter (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793859

Rock climbing walls, swimming pools, mini golf courses, ice skating rinks are now available on passenger ships. How do they do it? Who comes up with the next new thing? What role does innovation play in the development of the next generation of passenger ships? This "Innovation in Transportation" book, Passenger Ships, takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about passenger ships.

Motorcycles

Vicky Franchino (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793873

Who was the first person to ride a motorcycle? How did they come up with idea? Who makes the fastest motorcycle? This "Innovation in Transportation" book, Motorcycles, takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about motorcycles.

Cars

James M. Flammang (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793804

Your new family car looks very different than the Model T developed by Henry Ford. Cars of today are much faster, safer, and more reliable than the Model T. Have you ever wondered how new cars are developed? The Innovation in Transportation series takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the automotive industry.

Cargo Ships

James M. Flammang (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793828

We hear a lot about the new global economy. How does it work? How are we able to transport so many products around the world? How have innovations in the development of cargo ships fueled the global economy? Find the answers to these questions and more when you take a look at cargo ships from a new perspective.

Airplanes

Nancy Robinson Masters (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602793842

The new Boeing Superliner looks much different than the plane the Wright Brothers flew at Kitty Hawk. Have you ever wondered how new planes are developed? This "Innovation in Transportation" book, Airplanes, takes a look at the people and creative ideas that have changed the way we think about flying.

Auto Technician

Katie Marsico (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781602799462

Part of the Career and Tech Education series, this book explains many aspects of the job of a Auto Technologist, including training and skills needed.

Transportation Planner

Nel Yomtov (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781624310560

A guide to what a transportation planner does and how to become one.

The Science of a Plane Crash

Carol S. Surges (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781631377167

This book discusses the science behind plane crashes. The chapters examine the worst plane crashes in history, explain how aircraft fail, and show how scientists and engineers are designing safer aircraft. Diagrams, charts, and photos provide opportunities to evaluate and understand the scientific concepts involved.

Pedal It! How Bicycles are Changing the World

Michelle Mulder (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459802209

Pedal It! celebrates the humble bicycle from the very first boneshakers to the sleek racing bikes of today, from handlebars to spokes to gear sprocketsand shows you why and how bikes can make the world a better place. Not only can bikes be used to power computers and generators, they can also reduce pollution, promote wellness and get a package across a crowded cityfast! Informative but not didactic, Pedal It! encourages young readers to be part of the joy of cycling.

4x4 Trucks

Denny Von Finn (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612114071

Trucks equipped with four-wheel drive are able to travel over many difficult kinds of terrain. Readers will explore the history of 4x4 trucks and the technology that makes it possible for them to travel almost anywhere.

Littoral Combat Ships

Philip Green (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110820

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.

CH-46 Sea Knights

Carlos Alvarez (author)

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110714

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

Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612114350

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

Thomas Streissguth

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612114334

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.

Arleigh Burke Destroyers

Carlos Alvarez

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 1612110665

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.

Supersonic Jets

Denny Von Finn

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142871

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.

HH-60 Pave Hawk Helicopters

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600142239

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

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781612110813

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.

B-2 Stealth Bombers

Jack David

Publisher: Bellwether Media Inc. ISBN: 9781600141034

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.