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Title:
High speed trains
Author:
Cefrey, Holly.
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Publication Information:
New York : Children's Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Summary:
Discusses the history of trains, the invention of high-speed trains, and the high-speed train systems of European countries.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.7 1.0 54051.

Reading Counts RC High School 5.9 3 Quiz: 24621 Guided reading level: P.
ISBN:
9780516231570

9780516232607
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Fast vehicles are cool, just ask any teen. Each ot these books focuses on speedy machines and how to get involved with them for recreation or competition.


Summary

Fast vehicles are cool, just ask any teen. Each ot these books focuses on speedy machines and how to get involved with them for recreation or competition.


Author Notes

Holly Cefrey is the author of several nonfiction books for children.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Showcasing speed in sports and in public transit, books in the high-interest Built for Speed series feature attractive layouts and appealing use of color accents to complement their captioned, color photos. Each book opens with a historical perspective. Drag Racer covers innovations in the cars and the sport, takes a look at driving strategies and timing regulations, and describes the race environment. Sidebars offer interesting information as well as some statistics. In High Speed Trains, the more mechanically written volume, sidebars are devoted only to speed facts and records. The text covers history, design innovations, successful rapid rail systems around the world, and the future of fast-train service. The sturdy volumes will be useful for elementary-school reports and may attract older, reluctant readers as well. Brief bibliographies and online resources will ease research. --Ellen Mandel


Booklist Review

Gr. 4-7. Showcasing speed in sports and in public transit, books in the high-interest Built for Speed series feature attractive layouts and appealing use of color accents to complement their captioned, color photos. Each book opens with a historical perspective. Drag Racer covers innovations in the cars and the sport, takes a look at driving strategies and timing regulations, and describes the race environment. Sidebars offer interesting information as well as some statistics. In High Speed Trains, the more mechanically written volume, sidebars are devoted only to speed facts and records. The text covers history, design innovations, successful rapid rail systems around the world, and the future of fast-train service. The sturdy volumes will be useful for elementary-school reports and may attract older, reluctant readers as well. Brief bibliographies and online resources will ease research. --Ellen Mandel


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 5
1 Train Historyp. 7
2 Designing with Speed in Mindp. 17
3 High Speed Trains of the Worldp. 27
4 Ride into the Futurep. 37
New Wordsp. 42
For Further Readingp. 44
Resourcesp. 45
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48
Introductionp. 5
1 Train Historyp. 7
2 Designing with Speed in Mindp. 17
3 High Speed Trains of the Worldp. 27
4 Ride into the Futurep. 37
New Wordsp. 42
For Further Readingp. 44
Resourcesp. 45
Indexp. 47
About the Authorp. 48