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Children's LiteratureThe Prowler is an aircraft used by the US Marines. This means that they sometimes fly from aircraft carriers. This book is part of a set of military and nautical engineering books designed for children. The set is appropriately named "Cross-Sections" and the contents are heavy on the visuals. Some of the cross-sections shown in this book include a view of the cockpit, a pulled apart view of the whole aircraft, views of the engines, a diagram of how air flow makes the wings lift the plane, how the wings fold up, how the arrestor hook works to stop a Prowler on an aircraft carrier, a pulled apart view of the cockpit, how the Prowler uses powerful jammers to disrupt energy radar signals, a cross-section of a HARM missile, a diagram of an air-to-air refueling, and a step-by-step description of a typical Prowler mission. Each cross-section or diagram is accompanied by a brief but clear explanation within the text. The back matter includes an index, a bibliography, a glossary, and information about related Internet sites. This book is part of the "Edge Books Cross-Sections" series, which includes the titles The A-10 Thunderbolt, The AH-64 Apache Helicopter, The AV-8B Harrier Jump Jet, The B-2 Spirit Stealth Bomber, The EA-6B Prowler, and The F/A-22 Raptor. 2006, Capstone Press/Edge Books, Ages 6 to 10.
—Sally J. K. Davies