The World's Fastest Military Airplanes

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Children's Literature
Four of the fastest contemporary military airplanes are featured in this concise book. Beginning with a discussion of the modern jet engine, the text proceeds to feature the F-15, the SR-71A, the AV-8B and the F-22. The stats on each plane, its origin, performance and purpose are briefly featured, accompanied by colorful photos. Short sections about the Turbofan engine, safety in the sky, as well as a glossary, index and sources for further information are included. Perfect for the budding pilot. 2001, Capstone Press, $21.26. Ages 8 to 11. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger
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Gr 3-8-These books look at subjects that should tempt the most reluctant readers. They cover different types of cars, planes, and boats that vie for various speed records and include small full-color photographs of many of the models. Trying to simplify the explanation of highly technical aspects such as aerodynamic lift is difficult and can result in the overuse of the subject-verb-object sentence structure, making it stupefyingly dull for more advanced readers. Boats and Cars do a fair job at using the occasional introductory clause to vary the syntactic rhythm. Airplanes has the most technical material and sticks to short, simple sentences. That's not necessarily a bad thing for those with low skills who must write a report. It's just not very likely that readers who picked up the book for its subject or cool pictures will be inspired if they start to read it. Many youngsters will be more interested in the pictures than the words anyway.-Steve Clancy, Colonial Village Elementary School, Niagara Falls, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780736805681
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Built for Speed Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.28 (w) x 8.84 (h) x 0.33 (d)

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