|Science of spacecraft : the cosmic truth about rockets, satellites, and probes (Science Of... (Franklin Watts, Inc.), Science Of Engineering)|
Author: Woolf, Alex
Explores the many different kinds of spacecraft in use today, including how they are built, how they navigate and communicate, what operations they perform as they travel through their airless environment, and more.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 7.10
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 501056
School Library Journal (05/01/19)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 05/01/2019 Gr 4–8—This series will appeal to readers who enjoy a graphic style and a layout similar to DK's "Eyewitness" books. A diverse cast of engineering characters in hardhats and lab coats explores topics such as architecture, medical technology, and various forms of transportation. Text is laid out with a paragraph about the main topic, with smaller, related portions placed around the page's edge. Occasionally, a "Fascinating Fact" or "Can You Believe It?" statement is added. Developments in each field are traced from historical examples to current practice, such as early beam bridges of wood and stone and recent bridge-tunnels that free up shipping lanes or air traffic areas. Most of the titles include "Try It Yourself" ideas for readers. Examples hail from around the world, like the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop Bridge in Japan. VERDICT Excellent introduction of topics using worldwide examples; good for individual enthusiasts or for use in STEM programs. - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.