by Wendy Blaxland


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Each book in How Are They Made? series looks at the production of an everyday item, from raw materials to finished item. Each book also explores:

the history of the item

packaging, marketing, advertising, and distribution

small- and large-scale manufacture and the environmental impacts of the manufacturing process.

Special Features

Special text and visual text features include:

simples, easy-to-follow flowcharts showing production stages

a timeline exploring the development of the item over time

a world map showing where the raw materials are sources, and where the item is produced

"Guess What!" and "Question & Answer" fun fact boxes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761447511
Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2010
Series: Cavendish Square How Are They Made? Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 9.08(w) x 11.14(h) x 0.32(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

From Raw Materials to Products 4

The History of Basketballs 6

What Are Basketballs Made From? 8

Basketball Design 10

From Rubber and Leather to Basketballs 12

Raw Materials for Basketballs 14

Stage 1 Making Materials for Basketballs 16

Stage 2 Making the Bladder, Winding, and Cover 18

Stage 3 Finishing Basketballs 20

Packaging and Distribution 20

Marketing and Advertising 22

Production of Basketballs 26

Basketballs and the Environment 28

Questions to Think About 30

Glossary 31

Index 32

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