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: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753467039

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Children want to know "Why don't ships sink?", "Which is the fastest jet plane?", and "Why do cars need gasoline?" Climb aboard and discover the answers in I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings by Christopher Maynard!

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.

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

View: 1892

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.

I Wonder Why Planes Have Wings

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Author: Christopher Maynard

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753432808

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 32

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The perfect introduction to transport, featuring SpaceShipOne, hovering planes, supersonic cars and much more.

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!

Flying High

Air Travel Past and Present

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Author: Jane Shuter

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 9781410905796

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents a history of flight from man's earliest dreams of flight to current flights into space, with facts about current airplanes and future plans for space.

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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Cockpit Confidential

Everything You Need to Know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections

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Author: Patrick Smith

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492663972

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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A New York Times bestseller For millions of people, travel by air is a confounding, uncomfortable, and even fearful experience. Patrick Smith, airline pilot and author of the popular website www.askthepilot.com, separates fact from fallacy and tells you everything you need to know: • How planes fly, and a revealing look at the men and women who fly them • Straight talk on turbulence, pilot training, and safety. • The real story on delays, congestion, and the dysfunction of the modern airport • The myths and misconceptions of cabin air and cockpit automation • Terrorism in perspective, and a provocative look at security • Airfares, seating woes, and the pitfalls of airline customer service • The colors and cultures of the airlines we love to hate COCKPIT CONFIDENTIAL covers not only the nuts and bolts of flying, but the grand theater of air travel, from airport architecture to inflight service to the excitement of travel abroad. It's a thoughtful, funny, at times deeply personal look into the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying. "Patrick Smith is extraordinarily knowledgeable about modern aviation...the ideal seatmate, a companion, writer and explorer." —Boston Globe "Anyone remotely afraid of flying should read this book, as should anyone who appreciates good writing and great information." —The New York Times, on ASK THE PILOT.

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.

Why Don't Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings?

Flying Animals, Flying Machines, and How They Are Different

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Author: David Alexander

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813548616

Category: Science

Page: 272

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What do a bumble bee and a 747 jet have in common? It’s not a trick question. The fact is they have quite a lot in common. They both have wings. They both fly. And they’re both ideally suited to it. They just do it differently. Why Don’t Jumbo Jets Flap Their Wings? offers a fascinating explanation of how nature and human engineers each arrived at powered flight. What emerges is a highly readable account of two very different approaches to solving the same fundamental problems of moving through the air, including lift, thrust, turning, and landing. The book traces the slow and deliberate evolutionary process of animal flight—in birds, bats, and insects—over millions of years and compares it to the directed efforts of human beings to create the aircraft over the course of a single century. Among the many questions the book answers: Why are wings necessary for flight? How do different wings fly differently? When did flight evolve in animals? What vision, knowledge, and technology was needed before humans could learn to fly? Why are animals and aircrafts perfectly suited to the kind of flying they do? David E. Alexander first describes the basic properties of wings before launching into the diverse challenges of flight and the concepts of flight aerodynamics and control to present an integrated view that shows both why birds have historically had little influence on aeronautical engineering and exciting new areas of technology where engineers are successfully borrowing ideas from animals.

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.

Wings

A History of Aviation from Kites to the Space Age

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Author: Tom D. Crouch

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393326208

Category: History

Page: 725

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A narrative history of the development of human flight discusses how the enthusiasm of various amateurs gave way to the aviation industry, citing the periods of setback and danger that marked the achievements of numerous flight pioneers. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Skyfaring

A Journey with a Pilot

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Author: Mark Vanhoenacker

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385351828

Category: Transportation

Page: 368

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A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight—a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity—to the realm of the mundane. Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who left academia and a career in the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine what we—both as pilots and as passengers—are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery. In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, Vanhoenacker vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries; above mountains, oceans, and deserts; through snow, wind, and rain, renewing a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives on the planet we inhabit and the communities we form.

Jetpack Dreams

One Man's Up and Down (but Mostly Down) Search for the Greatest Invention that Never was

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Author: Mac Montandon

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306815281

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

View: 4960

Offers a look at these unique flying machines and their inventive creators and users, highlighting the 1984 Olympic flight by Bill Suitor, the jet-pack murder in Houston, and secret government laboratory experiments.