Amazing feats of aerospace engineering (Great Achievements in Engineering) (#0601UP7)

by Smibert, Angie

3 reviews & awards | 2 full-text reviews

Hardcover (library binding) Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing, 2015
Price: USD 27.00
Description: 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 x 25 cm.
Dewey: 629.1; Int Lvl: YA
LEX 1120L


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Readers will marvel at the incredible engineering accomplishments in each of these engaging books. Through up-close examinations of three major projects, readers learn about core science and engineering concepts and principles at work in the discipline. The books also explore the tools used by engineers in their work, as well as issues that regularly come into play in the world of engineering, such as availability of resources and environmental impacts. Each book concludes with a forward look at the future of the discipline. Aligned to Common Core Standards & correlated to State Standards

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-109) and index. An examination of the history of aerospace engineering that explores the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet.

From the Publisher
Engineers design our modern world. They combine science and technology to create incredible vehicles, structures, and objects. This title examines amazing feats of aerospace engineering. Engaging text explores the Saturn V moon rocket, the International Space Station, and the world's largest passenger jet. It also examines the engineers who made these projects a reality and traces the history of the discipline. Relevant sidebars, stunning photos, and a glossary aid readers' understanding of the topic. A hands-on project and career-planning chart give readers a sense of what it takes to become an engineer. Additional features include a table of contents, a selected bibliography, source notes, and an index, plus essential facts about each featured feat of engineering. Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Essential Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing
  • Publication Date: August 1, 2014
  • Format: Hardcover (library binding)
  • Series: Great achievements in engineering
  • Dewey: 629.1
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 x 25 cm.
  • ISBN-10: 1-62403-425-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-62403-425-1
  • LCCN: 2014-932565
  • Follett Number: 0601UP7
  • Interest Level: YA
  • Lexile: 1120L

Reviews & Awards
  • Horn Book Guide, 04/01/15
  • Library Media Connection starred, 10/01/15
  • School Library Journal, 11/01/14

Full-Text Reviews
Horn Book Guide (Spring 2015)
These substantial books begin with a brief introduction and history, then validate the "Amazing Feats" label with remarkable projects including the International Space Station, a thought-controlled bionic leg, the Canadian Confederation Bridge, and the driverless car; challenges and problem-solving are emphasized. Illustrations include both color photos and diagrams. Career advice, facts, and a hands-on project are appended. Reading list. Bib., glos., ind. [Review covers these Great Achievements in Engineering titles: Amazing Feats of Biological Engineering, Amazing Feats of Civil Engineering, Amazing Feats of Aerospace Engineering, and Amazing Feats of Electrical Engineering.]

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