Military Drones

9781515737698. ea vol: 32p. (Drones). further reading. glossary. illus. index. photos. websites. Capstone. Jan. 2017. lib. ed. $27.99. pap. $7.95.
Gr 3–6—With consumer and commercial drone use on the rise, this timely set explores the current uses of this technology and postulates on its myriad possibilities in the future. Kids will be fascinated by the numerous ways individuals are using drones, be it to scan for weeds amid acres of farmland or to deliver humanitarian assistance, and the accompanying photographs and artistic renderings provide readers with a birds-eye view of the high-tech flying machines. Safety concerns are addressed as well as the ever-evolving rules that regulators are imposing on hobbyists and corporations alike. In-text vocabulary appears in bold font and is defined at the bottom of each corresponding page, allowing for little disruption to the reading process.
VERDICT A solid choice that will satisfy readers' thirst for knowledge of this popular technology.
Remote-controlled aircraft have many purposes; those roles include helping agribusiness and the military and providing entertainment. Accompanied by color photographs, each book describes several types of drones, discussing their form, function, and mechanical systems. Multiple sidebars provide additional information without cluttering the layout. Technical terms defined on the page allows for easier readability. Reading list. Glos., ind.

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