BN.com Gift Guide

Bionics

Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nicole Peterson
What do Darth Vader, the Tin Man and Captain Hook all have in common? They are all bionic. Outside of story books and movies, bionic devices are helping about ten percent of Americans to live a better life. This book describes several bionic devices and explains how they are helping individuals. This shows how bionic devices such as artificial hands and legs help those who are missing limbs to walk and function in society. The book also describes bionic devices that most people do not notice, such as a bionic knee or hip, a pacemaker, an insulin pump, bone-anchored hearing aids, and lens implants. The book contains pictures and drawings of the devices and explains the benefits of them, how an individual can use the various devices, and why they work. For some of the items, it even gives a history of how the item was developed. This would be an interesting topic to address in a science class, and this book does an excellent job of explaining everything in terms that are interesting for children.
School Library Journal

Gr 4–6
This solid and readable introduction to the field of bionics is divided into four chapters: "Replacing Parts," "Fixing Malfunctions," "Assisting the Senses," and "Facing the Future." Jango-Cohen uses a number of personal stories and references to pop culture to engage readers. She profiles Lyn Kolsteren, who received a bone-anchored hearing aid (BAHA). In the first chapter, she highlights Darth Vader and Dr. Octopus from the film Spider-Man 2 as examples of replacing parts. The explanations are clearly written and easily understood. Colorful photographs and illustrations are featured throughout the text and captions appear in colorful bubbles. This is a useful research tool on a topic that is certain to intrigue students.
—Maren OstergardCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822559375
  • Publisher: Lerner Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Series: Cool Science Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.10 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)