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How are Tunnels built deep below the sea?

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Use the grid co-ordinates to navigate around the world of machines. Throughout there are amazing facts and statistics, as well as website links to help you to expand your knowledge. ...

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Overview

How are Tunnels built deep below the sea?

How do we travel into Space?

How fast does an E-Mail travel?

Discover the answers to these questions and many more...

Use the grid co-ordinates to navigate around the world of machines. Throughout there are amazing facts and statistics, as well as website links to help you to expand your knowledge. The informative text is written and checked by experts. Every topic is illustrated by detailed images, photographs and diagrams.

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Children's Literature - Pat Trattles
Do you know a jumbo jet sucks in one ton of air every second? Do you know the Internet grew during 2002 at the rate of 300 new pages of information every minute? Do you know laser light is even brighter than the light from the Sun, or that laser beams can be used to measure the Moon's distance from the earth? Readers will learn these facts and many others in this title from the "Science Library" series from Mason Crest Publishers. Designed for upper elementary and beginning middle school students, it covers machines, power, construction, rail, road, air, and water travel, communication, lasers, x-rays, and super vision. In short, if it has anything to do with how things work, it is covered. Each chapter begins with a short introduction to the topic then is supplemented with colorful photographs, diagrams, illustrations, and short boxed paragraphs providing more detailed information. A grid with labeled coordinates forms the background of each page. This grid is used to cross reference information and lead readers to related subjects within the book. For example, readers who want to know more after reading about hovercrafts on page 19 are referred to page 20 (p2) where they learn how aircraft wings work. Each two page spread also contains statistics and interesting facts, amazing trivia, and suggested websites for further information. Complete with a glossary and detailed index, this information packed book is a great addition to the science classroom. Reviewer: Pat Trattles
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422215500
  • Publisher: Mason Crest
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: Mason Crest Science Library Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.80 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Machine power 8-9

Construction 10-11

Bridging the gap 12-13

On the rails 14-15

On the road 16-17

On the water 18-19

In the air 20-21

Space walk 22-23

Electronic brains 24-25

Instant contact 26-27

Super vision 28-29

Lasers and x-rays 30-31

Sound and vision 32-33

Mass media 34-35

Glossary 36-37

Index 38-40

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2010

    Good for the family with inqusitive children

    If your child has ever asked "How does that work?" then this is a good book to have. It can explain things that you didn't even know you wanted to know! And your kids can play "Hey Mom, did you know..." which can give them a great sense of discovery and excitment to be the first to learn something new.

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