I Wonder why Planes Have Wings and Other Questions about Transport

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Author: Christopher Maynard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781856971379

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 32

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Taking as its starting point a child's natural desire to understand the world, this is a series designed to entertain and to inform. This book focuses on transport, and each spread investigates a specific theme or topic, with answers to questions, plus additional snippets of information.

I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings

And Other Questions About Transportation

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Author: Christopher Maynard

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780606310161

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Answers questions about transportation and vehicles, including "Do airships run on air?" and "Why don't ships sink?"

A Place for Wonder

Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades

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Author: Georgia Heard,Jennifer McDonough

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104321

Category: Education

Page: 178

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In A Place for Wonder, Georgia Heard and Jennifer McDonough discuss how to create "a landscape of wonder," a primary classroom where curiosity, creativity, and exploration are encouraged. For it is these characteristics, the authors write, that develop intelligent, inquiring, life-long learners. A Place for Wonder will help teachers reclaim their classrooms as a place where true learning is the norm.

Mighty Movers

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Author: Lerner Publishing Group

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822519321

Category: Board books

Page: N.A

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Brings big trucks down to size for young readers. These nonfiction books provide a machine's basic components, design, and uses in easy to understand terms. Correlated to State Standards!

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

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Author: Esmé Raji Codell

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565123083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 531

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Offers advice and guidelines on how to expand a child's world through books and reading, introducing three thousand teacher-recommended book titles, craft ideas, projects, recipes, and reading club tips.

Children's Books in Print, 2007

An Author, Title, and Illustrator Index to Books for Children and Young Adults

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835248518

Category: Authors

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Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Storm Keeper

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Author: J. Henry Warren

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145355145X

Category: Fiction

Page: 469

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* * * * * 5 STAR REVIEW * * * * * STORM KEEPER "A MYSTERY THRILLER" By: J. Henry Warren Reviewed by: Molly Martin of Scribesworld 7/30/2001 Jake Turner is a tad nonplussed to discover his business bank account is down to zero. "If hes stolen from me again, Ill kill him." This Philly merger and acquisition man has been hard at work putting his personal and his professional life back together. Following Jakes divorce as well as the failure of his Wall Street career, Jake thought everything was at last beginning to come together. Due to a new alliance, he is again making money, more than he thought he might, and he has an odd but deliciously wealthy client. Things are looking up, Jake has not only gotten both his house and airplane back but his bank account has been filled with lots of money. Now Jakes partnership account is down to zero and Jake means to find out why. His search begins in Philadelphia, but ends up on the North Carolina coastal island of Ocracoke. Jake soon finds himself battling both the peculiarities inherent to violence and greed along with a Hurricane tracking straight for him. In STORM KEEPER J. Henry Warren has produced a riveting work filled with complicity, adventure, conflict, treachery and greed. This first novel page-turner will hold your interest from the opening lines right down to the last paragraph. STORM KEEPER is a novel filled with powerful, well-developed characters, absorbing plot twists that keep you breathless and clever, and credible dialogue. Writer Warrens Jake Turner character is a delight. Take a little of Steven Kings taut fear producing writing in tandem with Erle Stanley Gardner artifice and you will have an idea of the treat in store for you on the pages of STORM KEEPER. Those of us who particularly enjoy thrillers can only hope writer Warren is hard at work on another Jake Turner mystery/thriller for us. Delightful work, highly recommended. Reviewed by: Molly Martin http://www.scribesworld.com/reviews/ J. Henry Warren

Naked Pilot

The Human Factor in Aircraft Accidents

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Author: David Beaty

Publisher: Crowood Press UK

ISBN: 9781853104824

Category: Transportation

Page: 328

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Investigations into the causes of aircraft accidents have for decades focused on what happened and who did it - very rarely 'Why'? It is the question 'Why' that David Beaty has addressed here, fighting the misnomer of 'pilot error' and propounding that the cause should be sought deeper inside human beings who make apparently simple human errors.

Ask the Pilot

Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel

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Author: Patrick Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594480041

Category: Transportation

Page: 269

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Presented in a handy question-and-answer format, this practical guide to airline travel draws on the expertise of a commercial airline pilot to provide valuable information on safety, security screening, passenger health, aerodynamics, and many other topics, accompanied by a glossary of common buzzwords for travelers. Original.

I Wonder

How Do Submarines Dive?

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Author: Outlet,Rh Value Publishing

Publisher: Crescent

ISBN: 9780517058930

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Aircraft

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Author: David Pascoe

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861894686

Category: Transportation

Page: 242

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In his celebrated manifesto, "Aircraft" (1935), the architect Le Corbusier presented more than 100 photographs celebrating airplanes either in imperious flight or elegantly at rest. Dwelling on the artfully abstracted shapes of noses, wings, and tails, he declared : "Ponder a moment on the truth of these objects! Clearness of function!" In Aircraft, David Pascoe follows this lead and offers a startling new account of the form of the airplane, an object that, in the course of a hundred years, has developed from a flimsy contraption of wood, wire and canvas into a machine compounded of exotic materials whose wings can touch the edges of space. Tracing the airplane through the twentieth century, he considers the subject from a number of perspectives: as an inspiration for artists, architects and politicians; as a miracle of engineering; as a product of industrialized culture; as a device of military ambition; and, finally, in its clearness of function, as an instance of sublime technology. Profusely illustrated and authoritatively written, Aircraft offers not just a fresh account of aeronautical design, documenting, in particular, the forms of earlier flying machines and the dependence of later projects upon them, but also provides a cultural history of an object whose very shape contains the dreams and nightmares of the modern age.