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ISBN: 9780753473115
Author: Basher, Simon (ILT)/ Jackson, Tom
Publisher: Kingfisher
Published: January 2017
Retail: $9.99    OUR PRICE: $1.99
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Binding Type: Paperback
Annotation: A latest entry in the acclaimed series examines the machines and buildings that shape everyday life to offer insights into how they are made and how they work, covering examples ranging from skyscrapers and smart phones to 3D printers and amusement park rides. Simultaneous.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology | How Things Work-are Made
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature
Library of Congress Subjects:
Engineering; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 620
LCCN: bl2016057775
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Basher Science
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Target Grade: 4-6
Grade level: 4-6
Physical Information: 0.50" H x 50.00" L x 7.25" W
Grade level(s): 4th, 5th, 6th
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Contributor Bio(s):

Tom Jackson is a highly experienced science writer and editor who has written books for Dorling Kindersley, Scholastic, National Geographic, and Hachette. He has written five titles in the best-selling DK series Eyewitness Science, including Computer and Science. His other titles include How to Build a Human Body (Scholastic, 2013) and his recent book on the history, science, and technology behind refrigerators, Chilled (Bloomsbury, 2015). Tom lives in Bristol, England.

Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of more than a dozen internationally best-selling books for children, including the critically acclaimed Basher Science series which has sold over 2.5 million copies around the world.

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2017 Fall)
Written by Tom Jackson. Physical science and engineering concepts are transformed into odd manga cartoon creatures, who explain--in hokey, pun-laden first-person narratives--their characteristics and/or purposes in the engineering process. Arranged in a field guidelike format, topics covered include scientific principles such as force and motion; classical mechanics; design processes; construction materials; and the buildings, vehicles, and technologies produced by engineers. Glos., ind. Copyright 2017 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2016 December #2)
This addition to the long-running Basher Science series introduces concepts in engineering, visually represented by chunky, anime-style figures. Divided into seven color-coded categories, the book introduces members of the "Mechanical Mob" (which include Ramp, Lever, and Pump), "Design Dynamos" such as Ergonomics and Artificial Intelligence ("I'm still relatively young, and my first real job is to suggest products and ads you might like on the Internet"), and dozens of other tangible and intangible concepts, structures, and devices. The upbeat, first-person narratives and quirky art create an inviting way for children to learn about the breadth of what engineering can mean. Ages 10–14. (Jan.) Copyright 2016 Publisher Weekly.