|Cars : engines that move you (Science comics)|
Author: Zettwoch, Dan
From oddball inventors tinkering in their garages to global corporations, learn where cars came from and how they work. When you pop the hood, what are you looking at? How does gasoline--or an electric battery, or even steam--make a car move? Rev your motor and see how cars have impacted billions of people and the world around us. Vroom, vroom! In graphic novel format.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 4.60
Points: 1.0 Quiz: 507789
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 06/01/2019 Usually paced to highlight visual language, comics are not generally prized as educational texts. More plaudits, then, for First Second's Science Comics series' latest installment, in which they've reimagined the scope of comics again and demonstrated how useful comics can be for teaching scientific concepts. This slim volume about cars is jam-packed with information that is fueled rather than hampered by its visual language. In four sections that cover the invention, design, culture, and impact on the environment of cars, Zettwoch manages to survey essentially every scientific and mechanical development necessary to the creation and evolution of the automobile, from millions of years ago (fire and combustion) to the near future (driverless cars). The winding scenery that gives this journey warmth is historical anecdotes the world’s first getaway car?!?) and visual flourishes charting things like aesthetic transformations, land speed records, and weird cars. Illustrating all this data could make for unreadable clutter, but Zettwoch imbues his visually dense pages with personality and flow befitting his subject. Includes glossary, notes and bibliography. - Copyright 2019 Booklist.