Publisher: Lerner (http://www.lernerbooks.com)
Titles Reviewed in this Series:*
Domaine, Helena. Robotics. Aug. 2005. 48p. illus. index. Lerner, lib. ed., $25.26 (0-8225-2112-1). 629.8.
Gr. 4-6. The Cool Science! series focuses on high-interest, cutting-edge science and technology topics presented in an appealing format. Robotics offers a brief history of efforts to create machines that can perform functions in place of humans, then brings readers up-to-date on applications of robotic technology in exploration, industry, and medicine. The text typically appears in white boxes that stand out against dark backgrounds, and brightly colored sidebars highlight interesting facts and clarify or extend certain aspects of the technology, such as why developing a bipedal robot is so challenging. Satellites by Rebecca L. Johnson is another recent series title; both are attractively designed and illustrated with color photographs throughout. Appendixes include a glossary, a bibliography, and suggestions for further research.
Review appeared in the September 1, 2005, issue of Booklist
Other Titles in this Series*
Fridell, Ron. Genetic Engineering. Aug. 2005. 48p. illus. index. Lerner,
lib. ed., $25.26 (0-8225-2633-6).
Johnson, Rebecca L. Satellites. Aug. 2005. 48p. illus. index. Lerner, lib. ed., $25.26 (0-8225-2908-4).
Johnson, Rebecca L. Nanotechnology. Dec. 2005. 48p. illus. index. Lerner, lib. ed., $25.26 (0-8225-2111-3).
Winner, Cherie. Life on the Edge. Nov. 2005. 48p. illus. index. Lerner, lib. ed., $25.26 (0-8225-2499-6).
Winner, Cherie. Cryobiology. Nov. 2005. 48p. illus. index. Lerner, lib. ed., $25.26 (0-8225-2907-6).
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