Agricultural engineering and feeding the future (Engineering In Action) (#0774VW3)

by Rooney, Anne

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Paperback Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016
Price: USD 7.51
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Dewey: 630; Int Lvl: 5-8; Rd Lvl: 8.8
AR 7 MG 1 178836EN; LEX 1090L; GR U


 


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Hardcover (library binding) Crabtree Publishing Company, 2016

USD 20.75


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Learning Focus

Agriculture Engineering STEM

Library Classifications

Agricultural engineering. Food supply.

Common Genres & Topics

Technology (Juvenile Nonfiction)


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About This Set

Gives readers an up-close look at the technology used to build various structures around the world. Readers learn about the design process and tools used by engineers and are guided through a design challenge to create their own projects.

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Overview
From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 30) and index.;What is agricultural engineering? -- What is a biosystem? -- How things grow -- Improving farming through history -- Learning from past mistakes -- Working in agricultural engineering -- The engineering process -- Brainstorming and choosing ideas -- Testing and prototypes -- Evaluating and improving the design -- Refining and sharing the project -- Design challenge -- Into the future. "Agricultural engineers are in the front line in the challenge to provide a secure food supply for our world. This timely book explores how engineers design methods, as well as machinery for growing and harvesting crops, to make farming more efficient. Real-life examples help students understand key concepts related to this important profession. With an overview of the engineering design process, readers are encouraged to apply the same steps into their own agricultural engineering challenge."--Provided by publisher.

From the Publisher

Agricultural engineers are in the front line in the challenge to provide a secure food supply for our world. This timely book explores how engineers design methods, as well as machinery for growing and harvesting crops, to make farming more efficient. Real-life examples help students understand key concepts related to this important profession. With an overview of the engineering design process, readers are encouraged to apply the same steps into their own agricultural engineering challenge.


Product Details
  • Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
  • Publication Date: September 15, 2015
  • Format: Paperback
  • Series: Engineering in action
  • Dewey: 630
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7787-7525-9
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7787-7525-6
  • LCCN: 2015-021745
  • Follett Number: 0774VW3
  • Interest Level: 5-8
  • Reading Level: 8.8
  • ATOS Book Level: 7
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 178836EN
  • Lexile: 1090L
  • Guided Reading Level: U

Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 10/15/15
  • Resource Links, 12/01/15
  • School Library Connection, 11/01/16
  • School Library Journal, 11/01/15

Full-Text Reviews
School Library Journal (November 1, 2015)
Gr 5-7-The third quartet in this continuing series of introductions to engineering looks at past and present methods of sustainable agriculture and medical devices as well as how to assess surface stability and natural hazards for large structures and how materials, from ceramics to superadhesives, are studied and improved. Each volume presents a template for systematic research: defining a problem, designing and testing prototypes, and reporting on solutions (or failures). Along with quick looks at historical highlights, each author describes the training and skills required to work in associated fields, offers case studies-ongoing efforts to mechanize artichoke harvests in Sicily, for instance-and takes readers step by step through a sample design challenge. Though somewhat overdesigned, with canted or off-center photos and yellow side notes "attached" with images of push pins or even butterfly clips for that scrapbook look, overall the presentations are orderly, methodical, and (like engineering science itself) focused on practical results. VERDICT Solid STEM choices. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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