Cars and Motorcycles

Cars and Motorcycles

by John Townsend
     
 

This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the application of science and new technologies to cars and motorbikes and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, inventions, and assesses their environmental impact.

Overview

This addition to the visually stimulating Sci-Hi series looks at the application of science and new technologies to cars and motorbikes and how they affect our lives. It looks at new materials, discoveries, inventions, and assesses their environmental impact.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jill Walton
Start your engines. Feel the force. Let Newton's Laws of Motion help you understand why and how cars, motorcycles, and other vehicles move in this highly developed book for middle readers from the "Sci-Hi" science series. The writing is timely, scientific, well-researched and lively. Illustrations are full of drama and action; they are sure to appeal to the readers' ages and interests. Definitions of scientific facts align with tantalizing concepts of the future and pictorial visions of speed in mechanical forms are exciting. "Crash scientists," also known as forensic investigators, investigate friction and kinetic energy at crash sites using the science of "the greater the speed, the greater the energy" to figure out the resulting likelihood of damage. From a super car that costs $1.6 million to environmentally-friendly tribids (spelling is correct, read the book), the fascinating flow of information all but demands placement in school libraries and classrooms. Includes a table of contents, an index, a timeline, a glossary, and a quiz, along with "Topics for Further Research," listing books and websites. This book will thoroughly engage and educate all readers. Reviewer: Jill Walton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781410942692
Publisher:
Raintree Publishers
Publication date:
07/01/2011
Series:
Sci-Hi: Science and Technology Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
940L (what's this?)
Age Range:
11 - 15 Years

Meet the Author

John Townsend has been in teaching for 25 years, and has been a full-time writer since January 2003. He has written more than sixty books for young people, on such wide-ranging subjects as monsters, urban legends, spiders, computer crime, and spies. He has also written the recent thrillers The Hand and The Omen and the Ghost. He lives in England.

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