How do hot air balloons work?

by Silverman, Buffy.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
Monroeville Public Library Juvenile Non-fiction J E 629.13322 SILVERMAN
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Non-fiction
Call Number  J E 629.13322 SILVERMAN
Northland Public Library Children's Nonfiction J 629.133 SI3
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Children's Nonfiction
Call Number  J 629.133 SI3
Wilkinsburg Public Library Easy Nonfiction E 629.13 SIL
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Easy Nonfiction
Call Number  E 629.13 SIL

Hot air balloons are huge and colorful. They're lots of fun to watch. But how do they fly? And how do people control where the hot air balloon goes? Read this book to find out!

Going up
In the basket
Following the wind
Floating down
Fun facts.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "How hard is a hot air balloon to understand? It's a balloon, right? It floats upward, right? Au contraire, says this impressively cogent entry into the How Flight Works series. Using playfully arranged text and the big, bright photos that have become trademark to the Lightning Bolt brand, Silverman explains the engines, cords, and vents that make flight possible, as well as how meteorological study compensates for the unnerving fact that balloons cannot be steered. (One page illustrates how hot air balloons float like dandelion seeds on a breezy day.) Info on safety, passenger loads, and balloon storage lead to a final diagram labeling the parts of a passenger balloon and a page of deeper facts, making this an airy, swift but still quite informational package.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Lightning bolt books. How flight works.
Subjects Hot air balloons -- Juvenile literature.
Ballooning -- Juvenile literature.
Hot air balloons.
Publisher Minneapolis, Minnesota :Lerner Publications Co.,2013
Audience 5-8
Language English
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description 32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780761389699 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
0761389695 (lib. bdg. : alk. paper)
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