Film and Fiction Robots by Tony Hyland, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Film and Fiction Robots

Film and Fiction Robots

by Tony Hyland
     
 

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Children's Literature - Amy S. Hansen
Part of the "Robots and Robotics" series, this book will fly off the shelf. Though not quite as startling as the robots in space, these robots readers know from movies and books will still cause delight. Info-seeking readers will revel in the pictures and discussion. They may also be interested in the (almost ancient) history of the term "robot," from a 1920's play called Rossum's Universal Robots. The term robot comes from the czech word robota, which means hard work. "[Playwrite] Karl Capek did not invent the word �robot.' His brother Josef suggested it. Karl wanted to call his �delans,' another Czech word that also means �hard workers.' If he had, none of us would even know the word robot!" Colorful photos take up at least one-third of each page. Robots the kids will recognize include R2-D2 from Star Wars and Lego robots, including the toy Bionicles. Hyland discusses briefly how the robots are animated for the films. While not as much a science book as the other books in the series, this particular work touches on robots that children are likely to be familiar with. Backmatter includes instructions on programming, a glossary and an index. Reviewer: Amy S. Hansen

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599201207
Publisher:
Black Rabbit Books
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Series:
Robots and Robotics Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.96(w) x 11.08(h) x 0.31(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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