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Car Science Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2018-01-15 
Review Score: 4 out of 5 star From 56 user ratings
ISBN:1405364068
LANGUAGE:English

" I've been watching Top Gear and car restoration shows on Velocity lately, and the girls have been subjected to this. To be fair, this book is written for the ~12 year old audience, but if you like cars you'll like this book. Fun and informative. " said.

" This engaging story teaches children about cars and how they work; including diagrams, computer graphics, and introducing some physics concepts. After reading this story you could set up an experiment such as the “How Far Did it Go” activity we did in our science class. Not only would this keep students engaged, but it would also relate to the next generation science standards. " said.

" I should have bought this book instead of my first-year Physics text book in university. I probably would have fared better.Loses one star because it is horrifying to try to read out loud to a child at bedtime. Toddler's favourite pages: the monster trucks (one normal, one painted like the Incredible Hulk), the pistons ("Sure are a lot of a great cars!"), and Spiderman (someone dressed like Spiderman doing stunts on cars). " said.

"This is a Non-Fictional book written by television presenter Richard Hammond. Originally, I decided to read this book because of a science project about forces, I was writing about Formula One tyres and I thought that this book wouldn't be a bad place to look for facts. Unfortunately, I was wrong. Fortunately, I was able to learn a lot more than I thought I could've done.
This book is a non-fiction book that, as the name suggests, is about cars. I've always been a car enthusiast and I was able to learn a lot about the functions of cars. For example, I learned how cylinders work with air and fuel to pump up and down, powering the wheels of the car. I also learned how air is the most important part of having a functional car, because just like us, cars rely on air to work.
This was a very informational book and I enjoyed reading it a lot. Richard Hammond encompasses subtle comedy into this mainly factual book making it a more enjoyable read. Other than that, the language is very easy to understand and all technical terms are explained professionally, in detail. I would recommend this book to anyone, scientist, car enthusiast, or just a casual reader.
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"INTRODUCTION: Cars are crammed full of science.

If you read this book, you will be surprised to know what you ride on everyday is actually made up of complicated materials. All planned out.


Our daily life has changed by transportation. It is easy for us to travel kilometers with the help of our cars. Now, try to imagine a world without vehicles. How can we possibly come to Seoul Foreign School for those of us who live far away from campus? Impractical. Cars are sophisticated machines that have both speed and agility. The question is, how are they so fast, fast enough to outrun a cheetah? The cheetah is the fastest land animal on Earth. What gives cars the power, force, and the massive speed it has? If you are wondering how a car operates or what really is happening inside a car's engine, I suggest that this "guide" by Richard Hammond will help you a lot. This book was fun and definitely easy to read, as there were pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs that made me clearly understand the definitions and facts. There were other reasons why I enjoyed this book so much. First, the author is Richard Hammond. People who are fans of cars must have to know Top Gear, the TV program that is well known for car shows. TopGear BBC (U.K) is the original version, which I only watch rather than watching other countries such as America, and even Korea. You should or must have to know about the iconic team racing driver, the Stig. Some say he's wanted by the CIA, and that he sleeps upside down like a bat... all we know is, he's called the Stig. - Jeremy Clarkson [S6E2]


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The second reason why I enjoyed reading Car Science was that I loved cars in the first place. If you don't know about this, cars mean a lot to me. When I was young, I started playing with toy cars and I seemed to start learning some models and manufacturers. When I grew up, I started wondering how do cars move? How do they function, what gives them the ability to gain such immense speed? I had lots of questions back then. When I entered elementary school, I started to pick books that I liked, and I read them all. All I can remember was either me playing games or just researching, learning more about the automotive industry. It was cool how science in cars can also relate with aeronautics, or the aviation industry. This book does mention fast cars, such as the Bugatti Veyron and the Ariel Atom. This book says about G-Force, downforce, and the specifics of different types of engines.

Since this book is not a fictional book, but instead non-fiction, I will format the review a bit differently. This book caught my full attention, because it was so descriptive, and there was information that I just had to know. Why? My dream is to become an auto mechanic, or a mechanical engineer, and in order to become one, I will need a lot of prior knowledge about how an engine is built, even the steps and the processes on building engines. Such as when to install a crankshaft, where the gearbox is located in specific models of cars, the amount of oil put into pistons, and many other steps. When making a car, they all have to be done with precision, as each and every step is vital. That is why before each and every car goes off from the production line, they are tested before they are all ready to be delivered to their desired customers. In this book, it also mentions about G-Force, drag, and aerodynamics. The car's efficiency is crucial. For example (for aerodynamics), if a car is shaped like a square, and it speeds up in the open road, turbulence gets to be generated. The car would never be as efficient as a supercar, because the shape of the body just strikes the oncoming wind, making the car much slower and lower fuel efficiency, which is insufficient. It also will have a lack of speed, not good enough for public roads. The materials and equipment used to create cars are critical as well. When people design cars, they try to make the car as light as it can possibly be, as if the weight of the car was only a feather. Most of the material used are carbon fiber and aluminium (aluminum). The information and facts that I just said is only the beginning. For starters, simply reading this book can help a ton as even I consider this book to be basic, and starters should catch and follow up easily. I would recommend this book to people who want to go deeper into the automotive industry or just for the ones who have a passion for loving cars.


Rating: 4.5/5
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"I thought that Car Science is a very educational book for people like me that love or are obsessed with cars and how they work. Did you know that cars are almost just like humans, humans run on food to give them power or energy, and cars run on gasoline giving them power to the engine to drive the car. Did you also know that about every second there is an explosion in the car engine. You ask what explodes, the place where the engine explodes is in the pistons which are connected to the crankshaft that make the pistons move in the up and down motion and that is connected to the gearbox, the gear box turns the driveshaft which is connected to the back wheels by a piece that makes the rotation go to the axles making the wheels go forward or backwards. The way it works is piston moves down and sucks air and gasoline in the open space then the piston is in the up movement and squeezes the air and gasoline once the piston reaches the top the spark plug lights a spark at the exact right time creating a fire. Then the gases are useless so they go out the open inlet valve to the exhaust. Did you know that there are eight types of cylinder arrangements on is a single for a lawn mower. The second type is two in a V shape for motorcycles. The third type is four in a straight line most family size cars have four in a line. The fourth design is four that are flat the old famous VW beetle had the design of the flat four. The fifth design is straight five an example of a straight five is the Volvo V70. The sixth design is a V6 engine which is six that are in the shape of a V. The seventh design is a V8 which is just like a V6 except for eight in the V shape. The eighth and last design is an unusual design the pistons are triangular and move inside a weird shaped cylinder, only Mazda uses these types of engines. So now you've heard what I thought of the book I hope this encourages you to go read this fact filled book. Thank You" said.

" I've been watching Top Gear and car restoration shows on Velocity lately, and the girls have been subjected to this. To be fair, this book is written for the ~12 year old audience, but if you like cars you'll like this book. Fun and informative. " said.

" This engaging story teaches children about cars and how they work; including diagrams, computer graphics, and introducing some physics concepts. After reading this story you could set up an experiment such as the “How Far Did it Go” activity we did in our science class. Not only would this keep students engaged, but it would also relate to the next generation science standards. " said.

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