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THE WORLD OF AUTOMOBILES

From that exotic car you can only dream about owning to the special touches that make a car its own unique statement, The World of Automobiles has it all. Luxury, customization, innovation, speed, style, muscle and more are all explored in an entertaining series geared to the budding gearhead and the casual car buff alike. This new series entertains and informs both readers who love all aspects of automobiles and those just discovering cars. It shows readers cars that can cradle you in luxury and those that leave others in the dust. The World of Automobiles looks at cars from all the great car making countries in terms of what they have been known for building, what they are building now, and what they will build into the 21st century.

Hardcover

ISBN 978-1-4222-4086-1

$124.75(USD)
  Entire Series

5

2019

12+

7th - 12th

7 x 9

From that exotic car you can only dream about owning to the special touches that make a car its own unique statement, The World of Automobiles has it all. Luxury, customization, innovation, speed, style, muscle and more are all explored in an entertaining series geared to the budding gearhead and the casual car buff alike. This new series entertains and informs both readers who love all aspects of automobiles and those just discovering cars. It shows readers cars that can cradle you in luxury and those that leave others in the dust. The World of Automobiles looks at cars from all the great car making countries in terms of what they have been known for building, what they are building now, and what they will build into the 21st century.

SLJ Review

From unique vehicles to famous international carmakers, this set explores the world of automobiles in rich detail and combines well-researched information with gorgeous color photos that will have readers eagerly turning the pages. “Words to Understand” are highlighted at the beginning of each chapter, familiarizing students with their definitions in advance of their appearance and strengthening reading comprehension; similarly, “Text-Dependent Questions” appear at the end of every chapter and challenge readers’ understanding of the material. Additional resources, including a meticulous index, should appeal to students interested in further research. VERDICT A winning combination of entertaining information and stunning visuals that will appeal to car buffs and those browsing the shelves.
Carmakers from Around the Globe

by Norm Geddis

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4087-8 $24.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7706-5 $31.95 Add To Cart

Cars are everywhere. A grocery store parking lot on a Wednesday afternoon has more horsepower at its disposal than most armies of the 19th Century. What's more amazing than that mini-fact is the fact that 60 million cars come off the assembly line each and every year. These cars come from carmakers located all around the world. Learn about the many companies that produce today's cars, from the giant Japanese brands Toyota, Honda and Nissan to American mainstays General Motors and Ford and everything in between. The sports cars from Italy and the engineered luxury of the German brands…it’s all here in Carmakers from Around the Globe. Each book in The World of Automobiles series takes a close-up look at the most interesting aspects of the cars we love. Who makes them, how we love to trick them out, the craziest cars of them all, and trucks too...it’s all here. So jump in, get behind the wheel and put the pedal to the floor! Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered through the use of a QR code, that when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, speech etc. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Concept Cars: Past and Future

by Norm Geddis

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4088-5 $24.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7707-2 $31.95 Add To Cart

The auto industry is about to undergo its biggest change ever. You’ll have a completely different relationship with automobiles than your parents did. You’ll talk to your car and it will talk back. It’ll be able to drive itself if you don’t want to bother. Everything we know about cars is being retooled and fitted with new tech. To get to the stage where these kinds of cars will be available for sale takes a lot of preparation. The car industry has always depended on concept cars to test out their new ideas. Discover the history of these cars and how the auto industry has come to rely on them. Then find out about some of the latest concept cars and the onboard friend you will have on the dashboard. Each book in The World of Automobiles series takes a close-up look at the most interesting aspects of the cars we love. Who makes them, how we love to trick them out, the craziest cars of them all, and trucks too...it’s all here. So, jump in, get behind the wheel and put the pedal to the floor! Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered through the use of a QR code, that when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, speech etc. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Customizing Your Ride

by Norm Geddis

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4089-2 $24.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7708-9 $31.95 Add To Cart

Sometimes everyday cars grow up to become wild dream machines. From the first days of automobiles, custom accessories have been a part of car culture. As decades passed, car ownership grew until just about every driveway had at least one automobile. Model after model came out year after year until junkyards become full of old cars. That’s when innovative designers, engineers, and mechanics fused new creations from old and restored many junkyard wrecks to original shine. This is the story of how and why so many car owners seek to make a statement with their cars. From custom build-outs to neon light patterns on a Lamborghini driving the streets of Tokyo at midnight, explore the world of custom parts, customized cars and the Kustom Kulture of today. Each book in The World of Automobiles series takes a close-up look at the most interesting aspects of the cars we love. Who makes them, how we love to trick them out, the craziest cars of them all, and trucks too...it’s all here. So, jump in, get behind the wheel and put the pedal to the floor! Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered through the use of a QR code, that when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, speech etc. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Hop Inside the Most Exotic Cars

by Norm Geddis

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4090-8 $24.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7709-6 $31.95 Add To Cart

At the turn of the 20th Century, the automobile (then called the horseless carriage) had been around for about a decade. But just being able to get from one place to another without a horse wasn't enough for many drivers. Humans had discovered speed and we loved what it felt like. Faster and faster cars were being produced and car races were becoming popular. The exotic car, luxury car, supercar, and extreme car all began on the early raceways of Europe and America. This is the story of both the earliest fast and stylish cars and the cars of today that are changing the way all automobiles are powered, made and driven. From Rolls-Royce to the Inferno Exotic Car, discover what it takes to turn heads and upend perceptions. Each book in The World of Automobiles series takes a close-up look at the most interesting aspects of the cars we love. Who makes them, how we love to trick them out, the craziest cars of them all, and trucks too...it’s all here. So, jump in, get behind the wheel and put the pedal to the floor! Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered through the use of a QR code, that when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, speech etc. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.

Toughest Trucks from the Streets to Showtime

by Norm Geddis

Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4222-4091-5 $24.95 Add To Cart
eBook ISBN 978-1-4222-7710-2 $31.95 Add To Cart

Trucks have always been the car's less attractive and less washed cousins. That does not mean their culture is any less important and certainly not less fun. In fact, trucks are essential to the economy of the world and are a lot of fun when the right creative-minded person comes along and makes a monster of them. From 18-wheelers hauling everything under the sun cross-country to pickup trucks fancier than any luxury car, it’s all inside. Pickups are not just utility vehicles anymore, but there are many that have the power needed to get the toughest job done. Find out which trucks are the brawniest and which are packing arenas with screaming fans in Toughest Trucks: From the Street to Showtime. Each book in The World of Automobiles series takes a close-up look at the most interesting aspects of the cars we love. Who makes them, how we love to trick them out, the craziest cars of them all, and trucks too...it’s all here. So, jump in, get behind the wheel and put the pedal to the floor! Each title in this series contains color photos throughout, and back matter including: an index and further reading lists for books and internet resources. Key Icons appear throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons in this series are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are set in boldfaced type in that chapter, so that readers are able to reference back to the definitions--building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader’s comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. Educational Videos are offered through the use of a QR code, that when scanned, takes the student to an online video showing a moment in history, speech etc. This gives the readers additional content to supplement the text. And a Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter containing terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader’s knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.