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Title:
Transportation
Author:
Gray, Leon, 1974-
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Publication Information:
New York : DK Pub., 2012.
Physical Description:
72 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm.
Summary:
Presents a history of transportation from ancient humans using muscle to traveling in space and discusses different modes of transportation.
General Note:
"Discover the fascinating world of transportation, from ancient carts to modern high-speed trains"--Cover.

Includes index.
Language:
English
Contents:
Why travel? -- Muscle power -- On the water -- The wheel -- On the road -- The age of sail -- Running on steam -- Steaming ahead -- Opening up the land -- Above and below -- Taking to the skies -- Internal combustion engine -- On two wheels -- The automobile -- Powered flight -- The helicopter -- Jet engines -- The age of the car -- Rockets -- Journey to the moon -- Exploring space -- Small world -- Ships of today -- High-speed trains -- Modern driving -- Fun on wheels -- War machines -- Running on a reactor -- The future of transportation -- Timelines -- Speedsters -- Record breakers -- Glossary -- Index.
Reading Level:
Ages 8-17 years.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780756690649

9780756690625
Format :
Book

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