Author(s): Roger Canavan
This is a fascinating guide to the science of automobiles of all kinds. Readers explore the technology that lies behind everything from passenger cars, school buses, and taxis, to delivery vans, fuel trucks, and emergency vehicles. They'll see how some of the same scientific principles that are learned in the classroom - like force, energy, and motion - are at work with these vehicles. We may have come a long way from early twentieth century "horseless carriages" that often had someone walk in front with a red flag to warn pedestrians and horses of the approaching vehicle. Yet even for the modern, sleek high-speed cars that look like rockets on wheels, it's science that makes all of them go. Features include funny and interesting illustrations; real-world science examples; side panels to tackle complex subject matter in a fun and relevant way; detailed glossary and more.