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Children's Literature - Hazel Buys
If there was ever an environment ideally suited to robotics, the vast, airless, frigid or boiling hot conditions of space exploration must be at the top of any list. Robots exploring space do not need to be supplied with food to eat, water to drink or air to breathe. Whether equipped with solar, batteries or RTG (radio-isotope thermoelectric generator), robots are the ultimate unflappable space traveler and are launched for a variety of reasons. Robots perform routine tasks on the ISS (International Space Station) or go on extended voyages to gather information and send it back from remote locations years away from earth. Scientists researching the future of robotics in space envision a space probe that will be the most intelligent space-bot ever, able to navigate on its own, avoid obstacles and identify signs of life. Parker condenses complex information into two-page spreads, each spread presenting an aspect of space exploration and the specialized robots associated with it, with clarity and imagination. Detailed captions accompany color photographs and expand on the information in the text. Sidebars in contrast colors present interesting information on specific aspects of the robots. This book, part of "Robot World" series, concludes with a glossary, a list of further reading, a list of websites and an index and is recommended as a resource in upper elementary or middle school classes on robotics and the role of technology in society. Reviewer: Hazel Buys
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599205144
  • Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2011
  • Series: On the Edge Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 30
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Devil's Island 6

The Great Escape 8

Mission Impossible 10

Wall of Death 12

Breakout! 14

Hell in the Pacific 16

Tomb of Ice 18

Shark Attack! 20

Life or Limb? 22

Kidnapped! 24

Jungle Miracle 26

Escapee's Quiz 28

Glossary 29

Web Sites and Further Reading 30

Index 30

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