I Wonder why Planes Have Wings and Other Questions about Transport

Author: Christopher Maynard

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9781856971379

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 32

View: 3802

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

Author: Christopher Maynard

Publisher: Kingfisher

ISBN: 9780753467046

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5505

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 this intriguing look at transportation!

A Place for Wonder

Reading and Writing Nonfiction in the Primary Grades

Author: Georgia Heard,Jennifer McDonough

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571104321

Category: Education

Page: 178

View: 3687

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

Author: Lerner Publishing Group

Publisher: LernerClassroom

ISBN: 0822519321

Category: Board books

Page: N.A

View: 5585

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!

Children's Books in Print, 2007

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

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780835248518

Category: Authors

Page: N.A

View: 634

How to Get Your Child to Love Reading

Author: Esmé Raji Codell

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781565123083

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 531

View: 2200

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.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 572

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.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 5184

Gray Matter

Aviation Mechanics Most Frequently Asked Questions

Author: Denny Pollard

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466919280

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 8595

To be completely frank about it, Im increasingly aware that there are as many gray areas in aviation as there are black-and-white ones, and Im beginning to feel as if I know less and less about what I do. Im a trained and reasonably experienced A&P mechanic, and Im supposed to know this airplane stuff, but my experiences are often contradictory to what I know are theoretical facts. Its frustrating, and sometimes I think I knew more back when I knew less. Or at least I thought I did. To keep an aircraft in peak operating condition, aircraft mechanics and service technicians perform scheduled maintenance to make repairs and complete inspections required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Many aircraft mechanics specialize in preventive maintenance. They inspect engines, landing gear, instruments, pressurized sections, accessoriesbrakes, valves, pumps, and air-conditioning systems, for exampleand other parts of the aircraft and do the necessary maintenance and replacement of parts. Inspections take place following a schedule based on the number of hours the aircraft has flown, calendar days, cycles of operation, or a combination of these factors. To examine an engine, aircraft mechanics work through specially designed openings while standing on ladders or scaffolds, or use hoists or lifts to remove the entire engine from the craft. After taking an engine apart, mechanics use precision instruments to measure parts for wear and use x-ray and magnetic inspection equipment to check for invisible cracks. Worn or defective parts are repaired or replaced. They may also repair sheet metal or composite surfaces, measure the tension of control cables, and check for corrosion, distortion, and cracks in the fuselage, wings, and tail. After completing all repairs, mechanics must test the equipment to ensure that it works properly.

Ask the Pilot

Everything You Need to Know about Air Travel

Author: Patrick Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594480041

Category: Transportation

Page: 269

View: 7874

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.

Storm Keeper

Author: J. Henry Warren

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 145355145X

Category: Fiction

Page: 469

View: 4636

* * * * * 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

Your Flight Questions Answered by a Jetliner Pilot

Author: John Cronin

Publisher: Plymouth PressLtd

ISBN: 9781882663231

Category: Transportation

Page: 111

View: 9421

John Cronin answers the most frequent questions pilots are asked by air travelers, including why flights are cancelled, how baggage is handled, what the markings on the runway mean, how a jet engine works, how to become a pilot, and more.

Aerospace design

aircraft, spacecraft, and the art of modern flight

Author: A. M. Springer,United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher: Merrell Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: 192

View: 5395

This book explores the physical aspects of aviation and space flight through an appreciation of design evolution, powers of scale, materials, tools of the trade and imagery that captures not only moments in history, but also tire realization of theories and ideas. Each chapter, written by a specialist in aerospace history or aerospace technology, engagingly describes all aspect of the evolution of flight, from ground-testing designs and components to the aircraft and spacecraft themselves. The authors raise numerous fascinating questions: Why (to the vehicles look the way they (lo? How do these designs relate to other forms in our society? What will aircraft and spacecraft look like in the future? The answers to every conceivable question about aerospace design are provided in this landmark publication, which is stunningly illustrated throughout with e broad range of images from NASA's unsurpassable collection. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in aircraft, spacecraft or the broader issues of design.

Ich, Eleanor Oliphant

Roman

Author: Gail Honeyman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539695

Category: Fiction

Page: 525

View: 1730

Wie Eleanor Oliphant die Liebe suchte und sich selbst dabei fand Eleanor Oliphant ist anders als andere Menschen. Eine Pizza bestellen, mit Freunden einen schönen Tag verbringen, einfach so in den Pub gehen? Für Eleanor undenkbar! Und das macht ihr Leben auf Dauer unerträglich einsam. Erst als sie sich verliebt, wagt sie sich zaghaft aus ihrem Schneckenhaus - und lernt dabei nicht nur die Welt, sondern auch sich selbst noch einmal neu kennen. Mit ihrem Debüt "Ich, Eleanor Oliphant" ist Gail Honeyman ein anrührender Roman mit einer unvergesslichen Hauptfigur gelungen. Ihre erfrischend schräge Sicht auf die Dinge zeigt uns, was im Leben wirklich zählt. Liebe. Hoffung. Ehrlichkeit. Und vor allen Dingen die Freundschaft. "Absolut mitreißend." Jojo Moyes

Ich bin Malala

Das Mädchen, das die Taliban erschießen wollten, weil es für das Recht auf Bildung kämpft

Author: Malala Yousafzai

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426424231

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 8628

Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte