The HMMWV Humvee


Provides an in-depth look at the HMMWV Humvee, with detailed cross-section diagrams, action photographs, and additional facts and information.
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Provides an in-depth look at the HMMWV Humvee, with detailed cross-section diagrams, action photographs, and additional facts and information.
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Children's Literature - Kris Sauer
With a tongue-twister for a name, the HMMWV, or High Mobility Multi-purpose Wheeled Vehicle, has mercifully been nicknamed the Humvee. With the army jeep as its forerunner, the modern-day Humvee has been in use since the early 1980s. A lightweight, all-terrain vehicle, it is the military's all-purpose machine, used for everything from scouting missions to supply trucks to ambulances. Written for third- to ninth-graders, this text covers the Humvee from every angle. Each page uses a deft combination of photos and illustrations to show the vehicle both in action and in detail. It is perhaps the detail that makes this book so interesting. In addition to covering the Humvee's history, mission, defenses and future, a cross-section of the machine is pulled apart such that each sector can be fully examined. Separate two-page chapters cover its engine, chassis, body, interior, and defense systems. When describing the engine, for example, design specifics are highlighted in a half-page illustration. Descriptions of these specifics include real-world examples with which targeted readers will immediately identify. Although the material could quickly get difficult, the author does an excellent job of explaining the mechanics using short, direct sentences and language aimed at readers in the third- to fourth-grade levels. This is a highly accessible text that would find favor with readers struggling to understand what could be some very complicated machinery. Part of the "Cross-Sections" six-title series, the book includes a glossary, an index, and a bibliography for further reading. Reviewer: Kris Sauer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429600934
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2007
  • Series: Cross-Sections Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • Lexile: IG940L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Hmmwv     4
A Humvee History     6
Cross-Section     8
The Engine     10
The Chassis     12
The Body     14
Interior     16
Weapons     18
Tow Missile     20
Avenger     22
Other Variants     24
The Mission     26
The Future     28
Glossary     30
Read More     31
Internet Sites     31
Index     32
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