My Best Book of Speed Machines

My Best Book of Speed Machines

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Description

"MBBO" is a popular series perfectly sized for small hands and ideally tailored to young children's interests and reading level. Its lively, engaging text explains the basics of a favourite subject, zooming in on intriguing aspects illustrated with detailed, informative artwork."MBBO Speed Machines" is the perfect information book for anyone with a passion for racing vehicles and technology. The book covers notable inventions, record-breakers, racing cars, bikes, high-speed trains, aircraft and sea machines. It also looks at supersonic craft and space vehicles. Clear illustrations and evocative full-page scenes capture the excitement of high-speed travel.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 183 x 216 x 5mm | 106g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753415879
  • 9780753415870
  • 1,341,586

About Ian Graham

Ian Graham is a noted author of science and technology books for children. He is also a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society, and a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Ian lives in Aldershot, Hampshire, and his favourite TV programmes are Star Trek and Thunderbirds.show more

Table of contents

4-5 Fast, faster, fastest; 6-7 Record breakers; 8-9 The land speed record; 10-11 Winner takes all; 12-13 What a drag; 14-15 High performance; 16-17 Pedal power; 18-19 Two-wheeled speed; 20-21 On the rails; 22-23 World of water; 24-25 Wave riders; 26-27 Fastest in the air; 28-29 Going supersonic; 30 How fast can we go?; 31 Glossary; 32 Index.show more