The Uncover series combines the best elements of a book with model elements to help readers truly "uncover" the mysteries of what makes things work. A fascinating three-dimensional presentation allows in-depth, hands-on exploration of the subject at hand. This unique "model" is easily built, deconstructed and re-built layer by layer, system by system just by turning a page, until an understanding of the topic is achieved. Explore the dynamics of a race car engine and learn about air flow and drag, safety equipment and roll cages, the fuel system and horsepower, suspension and track bars, and internal combustion. Interesting facts and experiments are also featured throughout the book including why race cars don't have speedometers, how roof flaps are designed like airplane wings, and the gas mileage on a stock car is about four miles per gallon.
|Publisher:||Silver Dolphin Books|
|Product dimensions:||10.14(w) x 11.80(h) x 1.06(d)|
|Age Range:||8 Years|
About the Author
Paul Beck has been writing about science for kids and adults most recently for Popular Science magazine and interactive science exhibits. He is especially interested in high tech applications for music and linguistics. His Music and Psychology Bachelor of Arts are from the University of Colorado, his Linguistics Master is from the University of Washington. He resides in Seattle, Washington.
Stephan Kuhn obtained his basic drawing education in the College of Arts and Crafts, Zurich. He’s an independent illustrator, drawing for advertisement, direct customers, and publishing houses. He prefers a combination of manual and digital drawing and painting techniques, but presents finished works digitally. His style tends toward the photo-realistic and highly detailed. Occasionally he does comics and caricature. The scale of his work ranges from small pins to world format posters and often has a colorful mood.
Dave Dunford is an award winning graphic designer, illustrator and writer. He currently works as a freelance designer, illustrator and creative marketing consultant as well as off-campus Creative Director for two ad agencies out of his home studio.
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