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How Do Big Rigs Work
 

How Do Big Rigs Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Silverman, Buffy

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Big rigs have powerful engines and lots of wheels. But how much weight these trucks can pull? How drivers stop these giant vehicles? From tires to roaring engines, this book contains details that will excite big-rig fans!

ISBN 9781467796774
Published 1 July 2016 by Lerner Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series How Vehicles Work Lightning Bolt
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ISBN-13 9781467796774
ISBN-10 1467796778
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Lerner Publications
Imprint Lerner Publications
Publication Date 1 July 2016
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Silverman, Buffy
Series How Vehicles Work Lightning Bolt
Category Science
Technology & Applied Sciences
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 220mm
Height: 190mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 136g
Interest Age 6-9 years
Reading Age 6-9 years
Library of Congress Trucks, Tractor trailer combinations
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 629.224
Catalogue Code 681509

Description of this Book

Big rigs have powerful engines and lots of wheels. But how much weight these trucks can pull? How drivers stop these giant vehicles? From tires to roaring engines, this book contains details that will excite big-rig fans!

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review A particular focus on engines, wheels, and other components set these unusually informative introductions apart. Silverman steers clear of potentially intimidating terminology like 'internal combustion' and 'hydraulic' but describes in lucid detail how pistons drive crankshafts, fluid pressure lifts a fire ladder, friction affects speed and control, and various design elements counteract air resistance. The mix of close-ups and wider angled views on every page are both helpful and stimulating--and, as a plus, show women on a tank's crew or driving big rigs and monster trucks. Each volume closes with a labeled diagram, a set of 'Fun Facts, ' and a relatively generous set of further resources. A poorly expressed claim in Trains that it 'takes little energy to pull heavy trains because there is little friction' aside, all of the volumes merit consideration either on their own or as upgrades for relevant titles in Lerner's 'Vroom! Vroom!' or 'Mighty Movers' series. VERDICT: Prime material for budding gearheads and mechanics. --School Library Journal, Series Made Simple --Journal

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Author's Bio

Buffy Silverman is the author of more than 90 nonfiction books for children, featuring topics from angel sharks to alligators, and Mars to monster trucks. Look for her nature-inspired poetry in anthologies and children's magazines, and visit her at www.buffysilverman.com.

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