The Best Book of Bikes

Category: Book
By (author): Holdcroft, Tina
By (author): Moon, Allan
By (author): Pinchuk, Amy
Series: Popular Mechanics For Kids
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Cycling
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / General
Publisher: Maple Tree Press
Published: May 2003
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 11.00in x 8.50in x 0.12in

Bookshelf comment

Have bike, will travel? This is the perfect book for any young bike enthusiast: both a maintenance manual and an intro to the many worlds of racing!

Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

The Best Book of Bikes is a multi-faceted and comprehensive look at everything to do with bikes.

The Best Book of Bikes builds on the well-respected name of Popular Mechanics for Kids™, which boasts a successful television series, website, and line of merchandise.

Discover how bikes evolved from two-wheeled toy horses into today's lean, mean, pedaling machines. Meet some of the world's great cycling heroes. Delve into the mechanics of how bikes work. Get gunky as you become a bonafide grease monkey.

This high-energy, entertaining, and informative book is a must for all bike owners.

Features include:

  • Incredible facts about the history, invention, science, heroes, and culture of bikes
  • Lively language and illustrations demystify the mechanics of biking
  • Easy-to-follow illustrations with simple step-by-step instructions show kids exactly what they need to do to maintain their bikes
  • Amazing and off-the-wall biking stories, stunts, and feats pop up throughout the pages
  • Interactive puzzles, games, and activities get kids thinking about the mechanics of biking
  • An easy-to-use glossary of technical terms, such as crank, derailleur, and sprocket - valuable definitions in simple language

From The Publisher*A Popular Mechanics(tm) for Kids book that takes a comprehensive look at bicycles -- their history, evolution, profiles of cycling greats, mechanics of bicycles and maintenance instructions, puzzles, stories and more.
Review Quote*Photos and diagrams complement the fact-filled text... Recommended.
Biographical Note

Amy Pinchuk's previous books in the Popular Mechanics for Kids™ series include Make Cool Gadgets for Your Room (shortlisted for the Canadian Science Writers' Association's Science in Society Book Award) and Make Amazing Toy and Game Gadgets. Amy received her Doctorate in Engineering from McGill University and taught graduate Engineering there. She is currently a consultant for the Canadian Navy and many others.