Machines of Speed and Flight

Machines of Speed and Flight

by Nicolas Brasch

Hardcover(Library Binding)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599205687
Publisher: Black Rabbit Books
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Series: Technology Behind Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

What is Technology? 4

The Technology Behind Machines of Speed and Flight 5

Why was the Steam Engine Such an Important Invention? 6

How Do Trains Levitate? 8

What is a Four-Stroke Engine? 10

What are the Advantages of Solar Cars? 12

How Does a Crash-Test Dummy Work? 14

How Do Hot-Air Balloons Work? 16

Why Don't the Wings of an Airplane Flap? 18

How Do Planes Fly on Autopilot? 20

Can Spy Planes Fly without Being Detected? 22

Why Do Helicopters Fly Straight Up into the Air? 24

What was the Space Race? 26

How Do Rockets Get into Space? 28

How Do Space Shuttles Work? 30

Index 32

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