A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to touring cars, powerful race cars known for their strong engines and use in a variety of races. Also included is a biographical story about touring car driver Gordon Shedden.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to stock cars, modified race cars known for their aftermarket parts and use in oval track races. Also included is a biographical story about stock car driver Darrell Wallace Jr.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to sports cars, two-seater race cars known for their powerful engines and use in endurance races. Also included is a biographical story about sports car driver Colin Braun.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to rally cars, modified race cars known for their teams of drivers and use in multi-stage rally races. Also included is a biographical story about rally driver Michèle Mouton.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to off-road cars, rugged vehicles known for their wide, tough tires and use in off-road races. Also included is a description of the U.S. military’s Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to karts, open-wheeled racing vehicles known for their strong chassis and use in a variety of races. Also included is a biographical story about kart driver Mia Chapman.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to Formula One cars, aerodynamic race cars known for their wings and use in closed circuit races. Also included is a biographical story about Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton.
A fast-paced, high-interest introduction to dragsters, lightweight race cars known for their wide rear tires and use in drag races. Also included is a biographical story about dragster driver Antron Brown.
The technological history of airplanes is brought to life with photo-driven design, clear text, and an integrated timeline, making this an excellent resource for elementary students. Bird envy drove aviation history. We studied bird wings to understand flight and made gliders. Then the Wright Brothers said, “Let’s add an engine!” and we left birds in the dust. Since then, we’ve flown faster, better, and bigger. What will happen next? Can Boeing or Airbus bring us hypersonic passenger jets? Would you ride in a self-flying taxi drone?
Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken to build a highway from the proposal, planning, and actual construction. A progressive visual timeline builds throughout the book. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.
Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken to build an extension of a subway system, from the proposal, planning, tunnel digging, and construction of the train and tracks. A progressive visual timeline builds throughout the book. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.
Elementary readers will follow the sequence of the process taken for building an airport, from the proposal, planning, and actual construction. A table of contents, glossary, books and websites, and an index are included.
What makes something "smart?" In the Exploring the Internet of Things series, readers discover how inanimate objects, from watches to home speakers to even t-shirts, help people get things done better, faster, and smarter. In Smart Vehicles, readers will learn the practical application, technological and future advancements, and innovation of IoT in self-driving cars. Includes informative sidebars, data-focused text, and 21st Century Skills backmatter content.
In Spanish - how do big construction machines do their job? Young readers will see that they use the force of push and pull to get the work done.
Exciting and colorful images attract readers to this book that breaks down the important parts of a bike, describes where and how riders can drive them safely
Snowmobiles rule the snow! Used in search and rescue, ridden for adventure, or jumped hundreds of feet through the air, snowmobiles get pushed to the limit. Cool, action photos show what makes these snow machines so much fun to ride.
Why ride a motor Quad? See what makes these 4-wheel dirt machines fast and fun to ride. Great images helps you use your imagination as you see what these motor bikes are all about.
These are the fastest cars on Earth—faster than a jet fighter plane. Learn what makes them so fast, what happens to the engine after every race, and why the drivers do burnouts. Exciting and colorful images attract readers to this book.
Exciting and colorful images attract readers to this book. See what makes these motorbikes ready to ride off-road. Describes the important parts of a bike along with where and how riders can ride them.
Readers will see what it takes to move dirt and rock, lift heavy materials, and to build smooth roads for travel. This photo-packed book about construction machines helps students understand that vehicles can be tools.
Cars take you places. We use seat belts and car seats to keep us safe. And this is transportation at a basic level.
When tanks roared onto the battlefield for the first time in World War I, these mechanical beasts changed how battles were fought and how wars were won. Tanks at War looks at the history of tanks, the always-changing technology of weaponry and armor, and how tactics for the use of tanks in battle have changed from a hundred years ago to modern conflicts today. Read about new technologies in the works for the future including robotic tanks and invisibility cloaking devices.
Automobile companies and the military must keep secret the development of cutting-edge transportation technology to stay one step ahead of competitors and enemies. Readers will love this awesome book which describes car labs where researchers develop the latest super-secret models, and how technology experts in the military develop new ways for vehicles to go undetected.
The Underground, the Metro, the Tube, the subway - whatever you call it, underground transit is a mark of a modern city public transportation system. Packed with historic and contemporary photographs, this compelling book will grab readers with an interest in subways and railways. Also included are underground escape routes and abandoned underground tunnel systems.
Introduces readers to the science that makes airplanes possible. Accessible text, helpful diagrams, and a “How Does It Work?” feature make this book an exciting introduction to understanding technology.