Military Engineering in Action

Action-packed interviews with war heroes take readers right to the front line. Stories of soldiers using these military vehicles and weapons in recent wars and conflicts give readers a direct look at life under fire. Readers will learn how the weapon or vehicle came to be used in the military, what branch of the armed forces uses them, and the training required. Fact boxes provide an inside look at what it is like to be in the military. (ISBN: 978-0-7660-6692-2)

  • High-interest, exciting topics
  • Primary source interviews with real soldiers
  • Historical background on the US military and various conflicts featured
  • Fall 2015
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    Armored Tanks

    Armored Tanks

    Battlefield Dominance

    Taylor Baldwin Kiland and Gerry Souter
    Although armored tanks have been in use since World War II, they have undergone changes in recent years. Used all over the world, the armored tank has become a standard military weapon. Learn how they work, what they do, and why they are so effective from the soldiers who operate them...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6908-4
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    Biosecurity

    Biosecurity

    Preventing Biological Warfare

    Earle Rice Jr.
    What is bioterrorism and how can the United States prepare and defend itself from this threat? Readers will learn about the history of biological warfare and terrorism—from ancient to medieval to modern times...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766075436
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    Cyber Technology

    Cyber Technology

    Using Computers to Fight Terrorism

    Judy Silverstein Gray and Taylor Baldwin Kiland
    Cyber technology and counterterrorism are a hot topic today, and this book details how criminals, terrorists, and enemy governments attempt to use technology against the United States. How can we counter this threat? What training is our military and government using to prevent and/or repel cyberattacks? Students will learn about the cyber warriors who protect our nation’s information networks...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766075382
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    Drones

    Drones

    Remote-Controlled Warfare

    Judy Silverstein Gray and Taylor Baldwin Kiland
    Students will meet a modern-day drone pilot and learn about the combat missions he performs. They will read about the history of UAVs, such as the use of pilotless balloons during the Civil War, and how these unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are used in military operations today...Read More

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    ISBN: 9780766075122
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    Fighter Planes

    Fighter Planes

    Masters of the Sky

    Taylor Baldwin Kiland, Karen E. Bledsoe and Glen Bledsoe
    Fighter planes were made famous by the movie Top Gun, but they were first used during World War I and have become a standard symbol for the military. Through first-hand interviews, learn about the development and evolution of fighter planes, when and how they are used, and what it’s like to be the pilots who fly them and the engineers who fix them...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6910-7
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    Military Helicopters

    Military Helicopters

    Heroes of the Sky

    Taylor Baldwin Kiland, Karen E. Bledsoe and Glen Bledsoe
    The military uses helicopters for many reasons. Each chopper is designed for its specific purpose: transporting goods and troops, sending rockets and missiles at the enemy, or some combination thereof...Read More

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    ISBN: 978-0-7660-6912-1
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