Kenny, Karen What Makes Vehicles Safer? 32 pgs. Lerner, 2016. $25.00 NONFICTION
This technology concepts book is divided into chapters based on the type of
transportation: Cars, Planes, Boats, and Trains. It features information on the
technology that helps keep these different modes of travel safe for passengers
such as: sonar, brakes, airbags, and GPS.
manages to present a possibly scary topic in a very non-scary way, even
discussing how the media exploits scary incidents even though
they are quite rare. It delves into a bit of interesting historical information
and includes physics topics like gravity, friction, and momentum. Lots of well chosen bright color photography gives
this book a very modern sleek feel.
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author