Things That Go
Vehicles and transportation are fertile ground for the imagination, and they are also a fantastic gateway to the physical sciences. Explorers: Things that Go uses a series of eye-catching story scenes to set the stage for a wide-ranging examination of the science behind motion. From the speed of racing, to transport on the rails, the science of heavy machinery, the physics of flight, and what keeps boats afloat. After readers absorb the elements of each story, they can explore the details through photographs and explanations on the following page. If they are interested in a particular aspect of transportation they can hop through the book following one of four icons related to their interest. Back matter offers plenty of resources for further multimedia exploration.
- Hardback | 32 pages
- 231.14 x 271.78 x 10.16mm | 544.31g
- 19 Jul 2011
- Pan MacMillan
- Kingfisher Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- colour illustrations
About Mr. Clive Gifford
Clive Gifford is an award-winning author of more than fifty books on a wide variety of subjects. His previous Kingfisher titles include The Kingfisher Soccer Encyclopedia, The Atlas of Firsts, and 10 Leaders Who Changed the World. He is also co-author of Kingfisher's Explore science and social studies encyclopedia. Peter Bull has worked as a freelance illustrator for more than twenty-five years. He creates both traditional and digital art for publishers worldwide and also runs the Peter Bull Art Studio, based in the UK.
BooklistThe busy pages of these Explorers series books offer plenty of options for even the most curious readers. Thanks to the many potential paths through each book's pages, reading it always offers something new. . . . [With] descriptive paragraphs . . . colorful photos and illustrations . . . various bright icons [that] relate [to] illustrations around the book . . . the Explorers books live up to their series name.