Bomb squad technician

by Perritano, John,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j TP270.5.P47 2016
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j TP270.5.P47 2016
CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection j TP270.5.P47 2016
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Non-Fiction Collection
Call Number  j TP270.5.P47 2016
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 355.8 P42
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 355.8 P42
It takes a special kind of bravery to face down a live bomb . . . but the people in this book demonstrate that courage every time they go to work. Experts on bomb squads around the world face new dangers every day. Inside, read how they stay ahead of the bombers and how they train their minds and bodies to handle the stress of disarming explosive devices. Adventure, courage, talent . . . and service--they can all be found in the stories of brave men and women who go . . . ON A MISSION. Each title in this series contains color photos, close ups of key tools and technology used on each mission, and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a series glossary. Mason Crest's editorial team has placed Key Icons to Look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each chapter as well and provide readers with suggestions for projects that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
Mission prep
Training mind and body
Tools and technology
Mission accomplished!

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* This book in the On a Mission series begins with a tense account of an apartment evacuation in Colorado. When gunman James Holmes rigged his apartment with explosives, the bomb squad needed everyone out of the building before trying to diffuse them. With that teaser, this title commences to describe mission prep and duties, the training such technicians must undergo, and the tools, gadgets, and protective gear they use. After readers have a good understanding of the job and its dangers, Perritano returns to Holmes' apartment to describe how a robot and a team of bomb techs neutralized the threats therein. Excitement never flags in this book, as every chapter is accompanied by explosive stories, such as Guy Fawkes and the Boston Marathon bombing. These are more than flashy headlines, however, as each brings the bomb tech's job into sharper focus. Sidebar facts, key words, color photo illustrations, and suggested research projects further enhance the text. As engaging as it is informative, this book is dynamite.--Smith, Julia Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series On a mission (Mason Crest Publishers)
Subjects Explosive ordnance disposal -- Juvenile literature.
Ordnance disposal units -- Juvenile literature.
Bombs -- Safety measures -- Juvenile literature.
Explosives -- Safety measures -- Juvenile literature.
Bomb squads.
Publisher Broomall, PA :Mason Crest,2016
Language English
Description 48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 46) and index.
ISBN 9781422233924
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