Cars and Motorcycles

Overview

Can cars be intelligent?

Why is friction useful?

What fuels do hybrid cars use?

This addition to the Sci-Hi series looks at how our understanding of science and technology influences the design of cars and motorcycles. It looks at the forces that act on vehicles, how cars and motorcycles are controlled, and the materials and systems they are made of.

Sci-Hi is a visually ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (8) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $15.99   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Can cars be intelligent?

Why is friction useful?

What fuels do hybrid cars use?

This addition to the Sci-Hi series looks at how our understanding of science and technology influences the design of cars and motorcycles. It looks at the forces that act on vehicles, how cars and motorcycles are controlled, and the materials and systems they are made of.

Sci-Hi is a visually stimulating series that takes learning science topics to a whole new level! Each title in the series explains an area of physical, life, or earth and space science in a way that is both engaging and comprehensive. Features of the series include high-interest spreads, timelines, clearly explained scientific terms and further information.

Read More Show Less

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
Read More Show Less

Product Details

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.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Science on Wheels 4

Force 6

Blast Force 8

Speed 12

Auto Racing 18

Grip 20

Crash Science 26

At the Cutting Edge 30

Future Technology 34

Tomorrow's World 38

Timeline 40

Quiz 42

Glossary 44

Find Out More 46

Index 48

Read More Show Less

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)