How Does a Powerboat Work?

Overview

This series introduces young readers to the amazing world of transportation technology. Each book tackles a different form of transport technology and examines the design, engineering, and science behind different parts of the system.

Key Features

Detailed diagrams bring ...

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Overview

This series introduces young readers to the amazing world of transportation technology. Each book tackles a different form of transport technology and examines the design, engineering, and science behind different parts of the system.

Key Features

Detailed diagrams bring each subject to life

Incredible cutaways show inner workings of each machine

Sidebars and fact boxes help motivate readers and reinforce skills

Bold, vibrant photos captivate students

Glossary, sources of further information, and index

All boats are powered by something-the simplest are propelled by wind or oars-but this book looks at the world's fastest vessels and at the different types of motors that drive them through the water.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433934766
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: How Does It Work? Series
  • Pages: 32

Table of Contents

How Does a Powerboat Work? 4

History of Powerboats 6

Why Do Boats Float? 8

Engine Power 10

Inside the Cockpit 12

Fans and Jets 14

High-Speed Boats 16

Hovercraft 18

Submarines 20

At the Boatyard 22

Powerboat Racing 24

Rescue Boats 26

Powerboats of the Future 28

Glossary 30

Further Information 31

Index 32

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