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How Do Trains Work
 

How Do Trains Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Silverman, Buffy

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This title offers an exciting, in-depth yet accessible look at trains that young readers will love! It discusses how trains work, the special equipment they need, and how they tote thousands of tons of cargo.

ISBN 9781467796873
Published 1 July 2016 by Lerner Publishing Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Series How Vehicles Work Lightning Bolt
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ISBN-13 9781467796873
ISBN-10 1467796875
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Lerner Publishing Group
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 113g
Interest Age 6-9 years
Reading Age 6-9 years
Library of Congress Railroad trains
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 625.2
Catalogue Code 681513

Description of this Book

This title offers an exciting, in-depth yet accessible look at trains that young readers will love! It discusses how trains work, the special equipment they need, and how they tote thousands of tons of cargo.

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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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