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Engineered! ❰Download❯ ➽ Engineered! Author Shannon Hunt – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk How do you land a rover on Mars resolve a perpetual traffic jam or save a herd of caribou from potential extinction Ask an engineer Author Shannon Hunt presents nine real life problems for which engin How do you land a rover on Mars resolve a perpetual traffic jam or save a herd of caribou from potential extinction Ask an engineer Author Shannon Hunt presents nine real life problems for which engineers designed inventive and even crazy solutions Each was solved using a different field of engineering from aerospace and mechanical to the new field of geomatics A helpful seven step flowchart of the engineering design process is also featured define the problem investigate the reuirements develop solutions design a prototype test it improve it and share the idea These steps are highlighted in each chapter with icons that refer back to the flowchart Sidebars biographies of the engineers and detailed illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock help flesh out the stories and bring them to life.

  • Hardcover
  • 48 pages
  • Engineered!
  • Shannon Hunt
  • English
  • 27 October 2015
  • 9781771385602

10 thoughts on “Engineered!

  1. Wayne McCoy Wayne McCoy says:

    'Engineered Engineering Design at Work' by Shannon Hunt with illustrations by James Gulliver Hancock may be the best book I've read for young people interested in an engineering careerIn a couple introductory chapters the reader learns about the minds of engineers and seven basic steps of engineering design These steps are pointed out as the book visits 9 uniue engineering challenges from different fields of engineering like aerospace civil geomatics and others The problems include landing a spacecraft safely on Mars building a bridge that seems to float in the clouds and repairing a sewer system The challenges are explained and the main person behind the solution is given a brief biography to show their backgroundI've read a few STEM books and they all seem to fail to provide what this book does which is the curiosity creativity and drive to solve uniue problems Those innate abilities should be the spark of any young persons interest in these fields The illustrations and pictures help to keep the text livelyI received a review copy of this ebook from Kids Can Press and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook

  2. Bill Bill says:

    Engineered by Shannon Hunt is an excellent children’s non fiction book — clear informative nicely illustrated detailed and logically structured it would make an excellent addition to any child’s shelfThe book opens with a brief description of hundreds of people gathering in Times Suare to watch the touchdown of Curiosity on Mars In a single page Hunt offers up the potential excitement of engineering via the cheering crowd its can do potential to solve mind bogglingly difficult issues “after an eight month voyage through space” its place in history “the historic landing” the amount of work reuired “the technology that made it possible had originated years before” and via the rover’s name the sense of curiosity that drives engineers —and children It’s a great openingFrom there Hunt steps back from the specific to a generalized definition of who engineers are and what they do then presents the steps in engineering design Define investigate develop create test optimize share Each of these steps is concisely but effectively defined Once the foundation is set Hunt moves delves into the details of several engineering fields describing a specific real world engineering problem and then explaining how the engineers solved it The fields are aerospace biomedical chemical mechanical electrical civil geomatic computer and environmental Each problem gets a few pages with several sidebars that offer up related information A regular sidebar throughout is a brief bio of an engineer who worked on the particular project along with a uote or two from the engineer It’s a nice touch in that it offers up a bit of personal humanity amid all these large scale projects The projects themselves which include a traffic jam sewage pollution and the loss of habitat for an endangered species are sharply if briefly described and bring the abstract idea of “engineering” down to a pragmatic real world concept showing how engineering solves issues that affect the lives of real people or in one case real caribou The language is clear and clean and does not speak down to its audience Rather than rely on a dull simplistic vocabulary Hunt employs lively and evocative verbs and nouns Odors “waft” across a city the dust of Mars “billows” bike engineers are not “daunted” by a particularly stick issue The language is a nice match for the excellent illustrations which are similarly clean and clear but offer up lovely little details The illustrations as well as the text also present a diverse cast beginning with the title page which shows a table surrounded by five people who are a nice mix of age race and genderEngineered is a book I definitely would have picked up for my child once he got past second grade and I highly recommend it as a gift or for any elementary school library

  3. Melanie Dulaney Melanie Dulaney says:

    Shannon Hunt has produced a fantastic STEMcareers book that will have wide appeal for the 5th 8th grade readers of non fiction Teacherslibrarians will love how she incorporates the steps to problem solving using icons text and vivid illustrations Various types of engineering are described using a real life problem and its creative solution with an assortment of side bars providing humorous and factual anecdotes related to the both the engineers and the inventions Hancock's contemporary and eye catching illustrations enrich the text and will aid the struggling reader in comprehending the sometimes complex concepts I have already added this book to my first library order for 2017 and look forward to promoting it with my 5th grade library patrons I have also suggested it to the librarian at our district's 6th 8th grade campus Review based on digital ARC from EdelweissPlus

  4. Nicole Nicole says:

    Engineered by Shannon Hunt is a great children’s non fiction book The book is clear informative nicely illustrated detailed and logically structured From the Mars Rover to 3D printing to helping a herd of caribou and Engineered dives into nine stories of modern engineering Kids will learn about the engineering design process from defining the problem to sharing your solution with the world Each story highlights the key components of the design process taking kids on the journey through different types of engineering aerospace biomedical chemical mechanical electrical civil geomatics computer and environmental from seeing a problem to creating effective solutions to implementing their ideas Coupled with great illustrations Engineered is sure to be a favorite of any budding engineerThere is a lot of information crammed onto each page some pages easier to read than others due to text size background colour and minimal spacing between lines of text However this is also works to an advantage as there's a lot to take in on each page with full pages of busy geometric style illustrations Each time you look at the images you'll be sure to find something differentThere is a helpful glossary at the end which is useful to look back on if necessary as there certainly is a lot of information to take inI received this ARC from Kids Can Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 

  5. Ilonita50 Ilonita50 says:

    I received the Engineered e arc from Kids Can Press for an honest review thank youEngineered is a guide to the young age kids and their parents who are interested how and who invented something for example AA batteries or discovering there are skin printers used in medicine The book provides detailed drawings by James Gulliver that are interesting and gives the picture of what each of the topic is about I would say this is easy version of Project Management explained for kids aka how from simple idea definition we reach the product Starting with idea definition planning development including prototypes testing and improvement phase and finally closing the project I enjoyed that the book gave practical definitions of how each of the engineering stages work how much of it can be seen as a team work and how much can be done if one applies 7 easy steps to any problem they face and which may seem giant At the end of the book there's glossary which I would have preferred to find at each of the topic thus motivating to learn the term and remember it easierI think the book can be read for both genders and is not specifically oriented for boys who would be interested into mechanical engineering The book covers various topics including space medicine science inventions and

  6. Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book* says:

    Hunt Shannon Engineered Engineering Design at Work Illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock PICTURE BOOK Kids Can Press 2017 1799 Content G This book explains the steps it takes to come up with solutions to problems through engineering There is a step by step guide to engineering design and then the book is broken down into nine types of engineering aerospace biomedical chemical mechanical electrical civil geomatics computer and environmental Each section explains what that type of engineering means and does and then it gives an example of a problem that was solved using that type of engineering This book is interesting and a great approach to a basic understanding of engineering I loved the application of the engineering ideas through the examples I think there are a lot of kids out there who think like this and love inventions but don’t always know the steps that it takes to come up with solutions and this book does a great job explaining the process in many different ways There is a lot of text and the illustrations are cartoonish EL MS – ADVISABLE Reviewer C Peterson

  7. Laura Laura says:

    This is a great book for a child that has a specific interest in engineering or the way things work but I think this would not interest anyone without that interest as it is very clearly targeting uite a specific niche There is a lot of information crammed onto each page some pages easier to read than others due to text size background colour and minimal spacing between lines of text However this is also works to an advantage as there's a lot to take in on each page with full pages of busy geometric style illustrations Each time you look at the images you'll be sure to find something differentThere is a helpful glossary at the end which is useful to look back on if necessary as there certainly is a lot of information to take inTo summarise if this book was given to someone with this interest in mind it would be a 4 The pages are so busy that this may be off putting to some To others without the engineering interest I don't think it would hold a child's attention for very long Therefore overall I'd give this 3

  8. Melinda M Melinda M says:

    Engineered Engineering Design at Work by Shannon Hunt is a book about different fields of engineering and how it works It sounds boring but the book was very interesting It is an excellent children’s non fiction book the book is written in a clear and informative style It has been illustrated with details that enhance the book Its attention to detail and its' logically structured makes it an easy read about a difficult subject for some to understand It covers from the Mars Rover to such things as 3D printing I It is a nice addition to any child’s bookshelf It also would be nice for any one who would like to understand engineering It would give those looking at it for a career the chance to see how many different types of engineering there areI received a copy thru a Goodreads Giveaway

  9. Magy Magy says:

    From the Mars Rover to 3D printing to helping a herd of caribou and Engineered dives into nine stories of modern engineering Kids will learn about the engineering design process from defining the problem to sharing your solution with the world Each story highlights the key components of the design process taking kids on the journey through different types of engineering aerospace biomedical chemical mechanical electrical civil geomatics computer and environmental from seeing a problem to creating effective solutions to implementing their ideas Coupled with great illustrations Engineered is sure to be a favorite of any budding engineerA copy of this book was provided free of charge for an honest review

  10. Ms Threlkeld Ms Threlkeld says:

    A longer lasting battery A way to uickly generate skin cells for burn victims A leaking sewer system People are faced with challenging problems everyday and it's often up to engineers to find solutions After a brief introduction about engineering this delightfully illustrated book explores several real world problems and explains how people used the engineering design process to brainstorm develop create and test various solutions The pages are fairly text heavy but can be skimmed easily and the text is supported by tons of graphics This book would be an excellent resource for classroom teachers who use a STEM curriculum but will also appeal to curious students who have a mind for science

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