Discover the STEM subject of engineering with this children’s book full of photographs and illustrations, fascinating facts, and engaging challenges—from the creators of DKfindout.com, DK’s free online resource for kids.
Did you know that engineers designed and built the Pyramids and the iPad? Or that the world’s largest jumbo jet can carry 853 passengers? Find out how!
Perfect for budding engineers who want a highly visual STEM book to increase their engineering know-how, DK findout! Engineering is sure to inspire the next science fair project or school report. Inside, author Dr. Emily Hunt breaks down what engineering is and how it changes our world.
With this DK findout! book, you will:
- See how concepts such as levers, wheels and axles, and pulleys work - Read about great engineers in history, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Alexander Graham Bell, and Yoky Matsuoka - Explore steam engines, rocket technology, robotics, flying machines, bridges, and buildings - Learn about the history and exciting future of engineering - Hear from real-life engineer and maker Dr. Lucy Rogers about what it’s like to be an engineer today - Fold out the cover for an engineering quiz, timeline, and careers guide - and find out much, much more!
The DK findout! series of kids books helps children become experts on their favorite nonfiction subjects, from dinosaurs and ancient civilizations to space, coding, and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about engineering—and everything else—at www.dkfindout.com, the award-winning free educational website.
About the Author
Author Dr. Emily Hunt is a professor of mechanical engineering at West Texas A&M University. She is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, the Materials Research Society, and the American Society of Engineering Education. Dr. Hunt currently holds two patents for work in developing novel nanostructured materials.
Trusted by parents, teachers, librarians, and kids across the world, DK is an award-winning publisher of visual reference books for children, including the DK Eyewitness Books, DK findout!, and Maker Lab series. DK books combine clear photography and illustration with expert text to show you what others only tell you.
“High-interest topics, an abundance of eye-catching photos and visuals, and accessible text are a mainstay of DK titles, and the entries in this DK findout! series are no exception” –Booklist
“Photographs dominate the image-centric layout, augmented by informational bursts and sidebars, quizzes, and interviews… [A]n engaging, accessible format” –Publishers Weekly
“Filled with the beautiful photographs that DK is known for, plus a multitude of facts, prepare to not see your child for a few hours as they pore over these gorgeous books.” –Brightly