The Engineering Book

The Engineering Book

The creator of the How Stuff Works Series turns his attention to engineering, a field where human knowledge meets real-world problems—and solves them, providing an in-depth exploration into 25 milestones in the discipline and covering ...

Author: Marshall Brain

Publisher: Sterling

ISBN: 1454908092

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 528

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Make 25 fantastic fliers! You can create a sky-full of fabulous-looking paper planes, from old-time gliders to cutting-edge jets, that soar, swoop, sail and dive. The projects include fascinating background information on every model.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love to Repair Things

Cool Careers Without College for People Who Love to Repair Things

Brain, Marshall. The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing, 2015. This book looks at twenty-five milestones in engineering, ...

Author: Marcia Amidon Lusted

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781508172857

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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This guide walks the reader through the many options open to students interested in construction, installation, and maintenance. With detailed information on needed preparation and certification, this book gives readers a solid overview of these high-growth industries.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Handy Technology Answer Book

The Handy Technology Answer Book

The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover: 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering. New York: Sterling, 2015. Bridgman, Roger Francis. 1,000 Inventions & Discoveries. New York: DK Publishing, 2004.

Author: Naomi Balaban

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578595945

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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Technology pervades our daily lives and modern society, and not just when it comes to computers and smart phones. Before there was the computer, there was the abacus. Before the smart phone, there was the telegraph and ball point pen. Electricity, penicillin, and the compass have all led to revolutionary changes in how we live. The Handy Technology Answer Book explains how technology has revolutionized the way people live, work, and play. It covers a broad range of fields, including medicine, mining, buildings, transportation, the military, and agriculture, and how they have been changed by technology. From the relationship between science and technology to nanotechnology, robots, and predictions for future technology, The Handy Technology Answer Book presents the latest and historical in an engaging and informative format. It brings well-researched answers to more than 1,100 common questions on technology, such as What are the major time periods of technology? Who is considered to be the first engineer? Which individual was granted the most U.S. patents? What is a Uniform Resource Locator, or URL? What products are made from recycled plastic? Can human beings be cloned? What is the future of wearable technology in health care?
Categories: Technology & Engineering

The Handy Science Answer Book

The Handy Science Answer Book

New York: Riverhead Books, 2018. Brain, Marshall. The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover: 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering. New York: Sterling, 2015. Burns, Lawrence D. Autonomy: The Quest to Build ...

Author: James Bobick

Publisher: Visible Ink Press

ISBN: 9781578597024

Category: Science

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Informative, easy-to-use guide to everyday science questions, concepts and fundamentals celebrates its twenty-fifth year and over one million copies sold! Science is everywhere, and it affects everything! DNA and CRISPR. Artificial sweeteners. Sea level changes caused by melting glaciers. Gravitational waves. Bees in a colony. The human body. Microplastics. The largest active volcano. Designer dog breeds. Molecules. The length of the Grand Canyon. Viruses and retroviruses. The weight of a cloud. Forces, motion, energy, and inertia. It can often seem complex and complicated, but it need not be so difficult to understand. The thoroughly updated and completely revised fifth edition of The Handy Science Answer Book makes science and its impact on the world fun and easy to understand. Clear, concise, and straightforward, this informative primer covers hundreds of intriguing topics, from the basics of math, physics, and chemistry to the discoveries being made about the human body, stars, outer space, rivers, mountains, and our entire planet. It covers plants, animals, computers, planes, trains, and cars. This friendly resource answers more than 1,600 of the most frequently asked, most interesting, and most unusual science questions, including ... When was a symbol for the concept of zero first used? How large is a google? Why do golf balls have dimples? What is a chemical bond? What is a light-year? What was the grand finale of the Cassini mission? How many exoplanets have been discovered? Where is the deepest cave in the United States? How long is the Grand Canyon? What is the difference between weather and climate? What causes a red tide? What is cell cloning and how is it used in scientific research? How did humans evolve? Do pine trees keep their needles forever? What is the most abundant group of organisms? How do insects survive the winter in cold climates? Which animals drink seawater? Why do geese fly in formation? What is FrogWatch? Why do cats’ eyes shine in the dark? Which industries release the most toxic chemicals? What causes most wildfires in the United States? Which woman received the Nobel Prize in two different fields (two different years)? What is the difference between science and technology? For anyone wanting to know how the universe, Earth, plants, animals, and human beings work and fit into our world, this informative book also includes a helpful bibliography, and an extensive index, adding to its usefulness. It will help anyone’s science questions!
Categories: Science

How Transistors Work

How Transistors Work

The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover; 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering. New York: Sterling, 2015. Check out the amazing solutions people have invented to overcome challenges in exploration, ...

Author: James Roland

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9781512410112

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Did you know that electric current can be controlled? Have you ever wondered how that might be done? Transistors can act as amplifiers, taking in a small current and sending out a larger one, or as switches, turning electric current on and off. But how do these different transistors work? How are they used in our electronic devices? Discover the history of how transistors were developed, explore how different types of transistors can play different roles in electronics, and learn where transistors may be taking technology in the future!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

How Sensors Work

How Sensors Work

Physics. 5th ed. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1992. Brain, Marshall. The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover; 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering. New York: Sterling, 2015. “Electricity and Sensors.

Author: Victoria G. Christensen

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9781512410105

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Have you ever seen lights turn on automatically when you step into a room? Or have you ever wondered how a garage door knows to not close when someone is standing beneath it? What these and countless other electronic devices have in common is a sensor. But how do sensors work? What are they used for? Discover how robotic and electronic sensors can be programmed to work as our five senses do. Learn how sensors are used to save energy, keep us safe, and sometimes make life a little more convenient!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

How Batteries Work

How Batteries Work

The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover; 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering. New York: Sterling, 2015. Coulson, C. A., and T. J. M. Boyd. Electricity. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 1979. Franklin, Benjamin.

Author: Victoria G. Christensen

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9781512410068

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Have you ever wondered how a set of batteries power the remote for your TV? Or have you ever wanted to examine the battery inside a car? Without batteries, we would not be able to power many of the electronics we use every day. But how does a battery store energy and provide electricity to these devices? What are the parts that make a battery work? Discover the history of batteries and how scientists and engineers figured out ways to store electricity. Explore what makes up a battery, including an anode, a cathode, and an electrolyte, and learn how batteries power all kinds of electronics from a cell phone to a bus!
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Using Math in Construction

Using Math in Construction

Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Tab Books, 1986. Brain, Marshall. The Engineering Book: From the Catapult to the Curiosity Rover, 250 Milestones in the History of Engineering. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing, 2015. Capachi, Nick.

Author: Colin Wilkinson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781499438550

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Today's construction industry, consisting of a wide range of careers, continues to struggle finding skilled workers to meet demand. In order to take advantage of these jobs, a candidate will need a strong understanding of arithmetic, algebra, and geometry. This book presents readers with real-world examples of how math skills relevant to fifth and sixth grade Common Core Standards are used on the job in construction every day, engaging students both interested in construction and those seeking relevant applications of these skills outside of the classroom.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction