Maximum Speed

Age Level: 9-11  Grade Level: PreK–1

The first powered aircraft was built in the United States at the start of the twentieth century. Within a few years, aircraft was being engineered to fly farther and especially faster. This carefully researched book starts at the beginning, with the Wright brothers, and explains the engineering achievements that have occurred in flight since their fateful first journey, including camouflaged spy planes, hybrid helicopters, and even the incredible planes of tomorrow—being tested today! Statistics, infographics, and diagrams explaining technology concepts will inspire aircraft enthusiasts and budding engineers alike.

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    Awesome Aircraft

    Awesome Aircraft

    Rob Colson
    The first powered aircraft was built in the United States at the start of the twentieth century. Within a few years, aircraft was being engineered to fly farther and especially faster. This carefully researched book starts at the beginning, with the Wright brothers, and explains the engineering achievements that have occurred in flight since their fateful first journey, including camouflaged spy planes, hybrid helicopters, and even the incredible planes of tomorrow—being tested today! Statistics, infographics, and diagrams explaining technology concepts will inspire aircraft enthusiasts and budding engineers alike...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978531017
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    Crazy Cars

    Crazy Cars

    Rob Colson
    Since cars were invented, they’ve been pushed to maximum speed, both on the road and on the track. This high-interest historical take on the evolution of high-velocity vehicles features the famous cars that have pushed the extremes and the people who have made them possible...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978531055
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    Magnificent Motorcycles

    Magnificent Motorcycles

    Rob Colson
    Almost immediately after the invention of the bicycle, engineers began to think of ways to power them. Eventually, the motorcycle was born and engineered to meet incredible speeds. Through accessible, at-level text, this high-interest volume explains the evolution of motor-propelled two-wheeled vehicles, including dirt bikes, stunt bikes, streamliners, and the concept motorcycles of the future, accompanied by stunning photographs...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978531093
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    Roaring Rockets

    Roaring Rockets

    Rob Colson
    Rockets are flying objects powered by an explosive mix of fuel. While the first rockets were developed for war—over 1,000 years ago!—they eventually made space exploration possible. This visually appealing volume gives readers an overview of the development of rockets...Read More

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    ISBN: 9781978531130
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