"Ripley's Twists" bring a fun, engaging and uniquely Ripley's approach to a whole range of topics, from the human body to space. Each title blends stunning full-colour photographs and illustrations with clear explanations and extraordinary facts that are guaranteed to inform and to entertain. In "Mighty Machines" you will find: key information - everything from how much a monster truck wheel costs to how the drivers stay safe; intriguing bite-size facts - a monster truck can jump a distance of 40 metres; real-life stories - like Bigfoot, whose giant tires were originally made in the 1950s for the US Army to use on an Arctic snow train in Alaska; 'Big word alert' glossaries - clear and straightforward explanations of difficult words; stunning photographs and detailed diagrams; and, a full-colour pull-out poster.
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Book Description Ripley, 2009. Book Condition: New. From monster trucks to sail-powered ocean liners, this book presents the most extraordinary, technologically advanced or eccentric vehicles on land, sea, air and in space. Each colourful, entertaining page contains a montage of photographs, fact panels, tales of amusing and extraordinary feats and information boxes explaining technologies such as jet propulsion and the internal combustion engine. Bookseller Inventory # 210914
Book Description Ripley, 2009. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099543648