Air Power

Militaries around the world use aircraft to defend and attack. Huge bombers take out the enemy. Fighter jets hide from radar. With hi/lo text and powerful infographics, readers will soar along with the fastest and most powerful military aircraft in the air today.

books in series: 12

series list price: $393.60

your price: $275.40

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Booklist, December 2019

"The high/low books in the Air Power series (6 new titles) rely on concise, clear sentences and, most effectively, bold infographics to detail the developmental history of different types of military aircrafts. Each aircraft in these volumes is still in use today, and the text discusses how technological advances have led to updates and improvements. AH-1Z Viper discusses how this attack helicopter was born out of updates made to the Cobra helicopter from the Vietnam War. The books' tone tends, at times, toward military glorification, though for the most part the focus is on the technological features of the aircrafts, while the concentration on their usage throughout their lifespans keeps the text from becoming dated too quickly. In addition to stock photos, each volume contains a time line of development, a labeled diagram, and a final "By the Numbers" spread of statistics. For visual learners, numbers fans, and technology nuts, this is a sharply designed pick."

School Library Journal, October 2019

"The high/low books in the Air Power series rely on concise, clear sentences and, most effectively, bold infographics to detail the developmental history of different types of military aircrafts. Each aircraft in these volumes is still in use today, and the text discusses how technological advances have led to updates and improvements. Technology is front and center in AC-130J Ghostrider, which explores this gunship's deadly battle capabilities and the military's hopes for future development. AH-1Z Viper discusses how this attack helicopter was born out of updates made to the Cobra helicopter from the Vietnam War. Multiple European nations collaborated to develop the subject of Eurofighter Typhoon, a jet known for its speed. MQ-9 Reaper Drone turns from piloted aircrafts to remote-operated drones, explaining how they function and how this particular drone evolved from a remote surveillance device into a weaponized aircraft. The books' tone tends, at times, toward military glorification, though for the most part the focus is on the technological features of the aircrafts, while the concentration on their usage throughout their lifespans keeps the text from becoming dated too quickly. In addition to stock photos, each volume contains a time line of development, a labeled diagram, and a final 'By the Numbers' spread of statistics. For visual learners, numbers fans, and technology nuts, this is a sharply designed pick."


Titles in This Series

MQ-9 Reaper Drone
MH-53E Sea Dragon
F/A-18 Super Hornet
Eurofighter Typhoon
AH-1Z Viper
AC-130J Ghostrider
MQ-9 Reaper Drone
MH-53E Sea Dragon
F/A-18 Super Hornet
Eurofighter Typhoon
AH-1Z Viper
AC-130J Ghostrider
AC-130J GhostriderAC-130J Ghostrider
AH-1Z ViperAH-1Z Viper
B-1B LancerB-1B Lancer
B-2 SpiritB-2 Spirit
Eurofighter TyphoonEurofighter Typhoon
F-22 RaptorF-22 Raptor
F-35 Lightning IIF-35 Lightning II
F/A-18 Super HornetF/A-18 Super Hornet
MH-53E Sea DragonMH-53E Sea Dragon
Mikoyan MiG-35Mikoyan MiG-35
MQ-9 Reaper DroneMQ-9 Reaper Drone
V-22 OspreyV-22 Osprey