Helicopters

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
Put readers in the pilot's seat of a helicopter! With vibrant graphics, action-packed photographs, and engaging text, this book will get readers excited about the fast, thrilling world of helicopters. Readers will learn how helicopters are used for transport, rescue work, and military efforts. The forces that make a helicopter fly - lift, gravity, thrust, and drag - are also described. A comprehensive diagram displays the main parts of a helicopter. Simple, straightforward text breaks down complicated engine workings for readers. Also discussed are safety measures and helicopter history. Features include a table of contents, fast facts, a glossary with phonetic spellings, and an index. Big Buddy Books is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

Get Moving
4
What is a Helicopter?
6
A Closer Look
8
Why Helicopters Fly
10
How Helicopters Move
14
A Special Engine
16
An Important Part
18
The Pilots Seat
20
Transport Helicopters
22
Rescue Me
26
Past to Present
28
Blast from the Past
30
Important Words
31
Index
32
Copyright

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