You Wouldn't Want to Be on the Hindenburg!: A Transatlantic Trip You'd Rather Skip

You Wouldn't Want to Be on the Hindenburg!: A Transatlantic Trip You'd Rather Skip

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Overview

Get ready … as a skilled mechanic is 1930s Germany, you are thrilled to be offered a job on the most magnificent airship ever built. You're certainly not going to forget your flight on the Hindenburg.

The Heat Is on!

Top Tips from Experts:

Beware of fire-the huge airship is full of highly flammable gas.

Beware of storms and lightning-storm clouds contain electricity, and electricity makes dangerous sparks.

Wrap up warm-airship travel is very comfortable in the passengers' quarters, but not where you work.

If the worst happens, don't panic. Those who keep clam are most likely to survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780531210499
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2009
Series: You Wouldn't Want to Series
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 611,320
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

About the Author

Ian Graham is an experienced author of illustrated nonfiction books on a wide range of topics, including aviation and spaceflight. In 25 years, he has written more than 200 books and numerous magazine articles.

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

Flying Whales 6

Building a Giant 8

All in a Day's Work 10

Flying the Giant 12

Pride of the Reich 14

Inside the Hindenburg 16

Flying First class 18

The Last Flight 20

Lakehurst 22

Fire! 24

Escape 26

What Went Wrong? 28

Glossary 30

Index 32

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