How Cars Work The Interactive Guide to Mechanisms That Make a Car Move by Nick Arnold


How Cars Work The Interactive Guide to Mechanisms That Make a Car Move by Nick Arnold

Kids' passion for cars has always run fast and furious, and this interactive book and kit gives enthusiastic gearheads the opportunity to build the essential parts of a car easily and independently. Colorful and energetic, How Cars Work details the principles for ten basic car mechanisms and includes examples of their everyday use, helpful timelines detailing each part's history, and straightforward instructions on how to build each mechanism. All of the materials needed to build each mechanism are contained within the kit, including machine pieces, nuts and bolts, and a detachable peg board--all color-coded for easy identification. The projects include: wheels, gear box, steering, exhaust valves, timing belt, pistons, suspension, accelerator pedal, and brakes. This follow-up to How Machines Work is hands-on and engaging, certain to inspire the DIY spirit in every child!

About the Author

Nick Arnold

Horrible Science author, Nick Arnold, has been writing books and stories since he was a lad. Even in those days his favourite subjects for stories were horrible goings-on, the more gruesome the better! So you see, he hasn't changed a bit!

Nick's first published books appeared when he was working at the University of North London on a project teaching children about nature. This led to a magazine article and then, one day, Nick had a brilliant idea. He said to himself:

"If I can write newspaper articles, then I can write books for other publishers too!"

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 6


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Publication date

12th September 2013



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