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Ebook Details
  • 05/2017
  • 1230001699500
  • 46 pages
  • $2.95
Paperback Details
  • 06/2017
  • 978-1546919490
  • 46 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 05/2017
  • 978-0-620-75529-0 B06ZZP5XTW
  • 46 pages
  • $3.41
Cobus Prinsloo
Author, Illustrator
Time Gliders

Children/Young Adult; Comics/Graphic Novels; (Market)

Science education made engaging for the 21st century learner! Time Gliders takes you on an intriguing science-fiction journey packed with hero-style action and real science.

It is 2550 A.D. Time travel technology has been perfected by an international consortium of science and engineering agencies. Professor Patel and his team embark on the first time voyage to gather information on unclear historical data and especially, science-related issues.

But, their maiden voyage goes horribly wrong, leading to a series of unplanned misadventures across time that starts off by jumping right into the Big Bang event of the Universe! Only during the course of events do they learn the reason for their flawed mission and a continued threat to their very survival is revealed.

Featured concepts in this volume:

• The beginning of the universe: Steady State vs. Big Bang theories • Behavior of the Universe - continual expansion • Wave behavior: Doppler • How stars are formed • How our Solar System was formed • How the Earth and the Moon were formed • Dating techniques • The prehistoric era: large dinosaurs • Geology: Continental Drift; Gondwanaland, Laurasia and Pangaea. • Volcanoes and Plate tectonics • Cataclysms • Physics: Mass vs. Weight; Gravity; G-forces • Biology: Neural pathways

Reviews
The first time-travel mission takes off from 2550 C.E. to explore the history of the universe, but someone has tampered with the TG-1, leaving its crew lost in time and requiring them to jump forward in 300-million-year increments to get home. As they witness the collision that resulted in the creation of Earth’s moon and have some close calls with dinosaurs during the Cretaceous, the crew—Professor Patel, engineer Liz Ross, pilot Deon Dexter, and quasi-sentient robot Quasar—must make sure not to interfere with history while avoiding a second time-traveling ship that seeks to destroy them. The story’s educational aims mean that the action generally plays second fiddle to Professor Patel’s scientific commentary; most of the dialogue zigzags between SF jargon and dense explanations (“Since Earth was formed, its mass of 5,972 x 1024 kg hasn’t changed. But if that mass had been contained by a much larger Earth, gravity would have been lower”). The digital artwork gives the book the love of a richly rendered video game but tends to flatten the characters’ emotions. A glossary defines terms used throughout. Ages 10–up. (BookLife)
Formats
Ebook Details
  • 05/2017
  • 1230001699500
  • 46 pages
  • $2.95
Paperback Details
  • 06/2017
  • 978-1546919490
  • 46 pages
  • $14.95
Ebook Details
  • 05/2017
  • 978-0-620-75529-0 B06ZZP5XTW
  • 46 pages
  • $3.41

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