Dewey Number: 623.0
The era of battleships was among the most exciting in the history of warfare. Battleships fought on the high seas in close range. Their big guns blasted away at enemy ships to help their countries win wars. This book covers the Civil War battle between the Monitor and Merrimac to the battleships of World War II and beyond.
"Gr 2-4–These informative titles describe the history and development of military vehicles. Aquatic transportation like aircraft carriers and submarines are still used today, but battleships have fallen out of use. Why? These slow-moving targets are easily attacked by fighter jets and drones. Ground vehicles, such as tanks and light tactical vehicles (think Jeeps), are also still used in most offensive strikes. Perhaps the most interesting title is Drones. These aircraft started with unmanned, bomb-dropping balloons. Today, drones are controlled remotely to keep pilots safe but are not without controversy—they’re responsible for many attacks that unintentionally harm innocent civilians. The text is accompanied by illustrations and photographs. VERDICT A worthy, high-interest purchase for most collections, especially Drones."--School Library Journal, November 1, 2020