About "The Galumpy Board"
Author James Titmas’s new book “The Galumpy Board” is a charming children’s tale illustrating simple yet practical engineering concepts and the benefits of cooperation.
Recent release “The Galumpy Board” from Page Publishing author James Titmas is a lighthearted story celebrating ingenuity and collaboration as a group of young friends design and build a bridge across a ditch in their neighborhood. Using some cast-off materials, they work together and by trial and error succeed in creating a sturdy walkway for all to enjoy.
James Titmas is a professional engineer who has served in the US Army as an Airborne Ranger, authored numerous technical papers, engineering design and zoning standards, portions of national building codes, and secondary stress analysis and design criteria. He has led over eight hundred projects in water supply and wastewater treatment in nineteen countries, and holds twenty-three method and apparatus patents relating to the conversion of organic wastes to biofuels and biochemicals and the control of emissions from combustion. James has published his new book “The Galumpy Board”: an entertaining and inspiring story for young readers.
The author shares, “Children are given material from a waste pile of boards. They learn the merits of being polite and asking for permission. The children decide a bridge is needed across a ditch between their houses. They work together and solve problems using trial and error. By sharing ideas and respecting one another’s opinion, they make progress. They learn to be creative and how to work with the limited tools and materials at hand. They actually are learning the engineering principles of beam strength, beam deflections, dynamic loadings, and lateral stability. In addition, they also learn and practice some carpentry arts. They learn about safety and realize they could be hurt if they are not careful. They feel the pride of completing what they started out to accomplish.”
Published by Page Publishing, James Titmas’s engrossing book is a delightful addition to any home- or school-based children’s library.
Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “The Galumpy Board” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.
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THE DENSITY STONE SUMMATION
Two children find two stones and notice one of the stones is a lot different from the other stone. They play detectives to solve the mystery about one of the stones. They learn about density, specific gravity, and magnetism. The children learn the principals of scientific testing and the limits of skillful approximation. They learn about compression and tension forces. The children are taught there may be more than one explanation and to keep an open mind.
THE RICKITY ROCKET SUMMATION
During a “show and tell” presentation by one of their classmates, two children hear about a trip to a space camp. They learn about budgets and how to manage with what they have. There is a teaching on the merits of forgiveness, and how to accept forgiveness, and learn humility, when they make a mistake. They learn if they want to buy something, they need to earn the money. Working with their extended families, they gain insights about rocket building and rocket science from their parents and grandparents. The learn about preparing a fabrication design drawing, a plan. The children and their families create their own space camp. They are made aware they can try and learn by doing. They learn about setting goals and setting objectives step by step.
THE DUSTY WATER SUMMATION
The children learn about water quality, what can be a problem, and what may not be a problem. They witness the care of fish eggs by the mother fish, and the emergence of baby fish. They learn the value for keeping the environment natural. They run tests of their own to see how long it takes for very small bits of dust and soil to settle out of the water. They learn about the need for patience. The children come to understand the nature of rain storms and drainage. They come to understand how nature can heal itself by natural processes.
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