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Exploring Science: Ships & Boats

Exploring Science: Ships & Boats (Hardback)

By Oxlade, Chris
Consultant editor Blakeley, Trevor

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With 17 easy-to-do experiments and 300 exciting pictures, this is the story of transportation on water: the vessels, the people and the technology. It features amazing information about every type of vehicle - from canoes, fishing trawlers and ferries, to warships, submarines and... hovercraft. It explains how ships work, with the help of exciting step-by-step experiments to do at home or school. You can build a model reed boat, test which hull shapes move the fastest through water, power a propeller with a rubber-band engine, and make a navigation light. It captures the thrills and spectacle of life and work at sea, in more than 300 dramatic photographs and detailed illustrations. By inventing ways to travel on water, people have been able to see and trade with new lands, conquer new territories, fight great sea battles and enjoy new sports. This book will help you to understand why ships have played such an important part in human history. With the aid of cross-section illustrations and simple experiments to do at home, you will discover how vessels stay afloat, how a sail works, what keeps a submarine underwater, how a hovercraft skims on air, the elements of navigation, and much more.
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ISBN 9781861474124
Released NZ 1 Feb 2015
Publisher Anness Publishing
Format Hardback
Series Exploring Science
2 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781861474124
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Anness Publishing
Imprint Armadillo Books
Released 1 Feb 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Oxlade, Chris
Consultant editor Blakeley, Trevor
Series Exploring Science
Category Transport Technologies
Children's and Educational
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 216mm
Height: 282mm
Spine: 10mm
Dewey Code 387.2
Weight 499g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Boats and boating, Ships, Juvenile works
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile