From helicopters to sneakers to smoke detectors to chocolate, uncover the stories behind everyday objects and how they're produced. With informative, step-by-step instructions and detailed illustrations, you'll learn how: Smartphone screens are assembled in impeccably clean rooms with .5 micron dust filters to ensure perfection. The polyethylene fiber that makes up bulletproof vests was originally created for use in tires. A Czech scientist perfected...
International Thomason Pub
These biographical essays are written expressly for today's student. Concentrating on -- but not limited to -- contemporary figures, biographies cover 100 noteworthy Hispanic Americans active in many fields ranging from civil rights to sports, politics to literature, entertainment to religion. Your students will find interesting information on people such as Sandra Cisneros, Jerry Garcia, Nancy Lopez, Cristina Saralegui and many others.