Land and Water Transportation
Land and Water Transportation
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Annotation: Discusses how transportation has evolved throughout history, and looks at possible future developments in the field.
Genre: Engineering
Catalog Number: #65971
Format: Library Binding
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Copyright Date: 2012
Edition Date: 2012
Pages: 64 pages
Availability: Available
ISBN: 1-936333-42-2
ISBN 13: 978-1-936333-42-4
Dewey: 629.04
LCCN: 2011046989
Dimensions: 27 cm.
Language: English
Reviews:
Horn Book
These books provide a wealth of knowledge about their titular topics. Each gives background information, then enumerates and discusses items within the field of study. Dozens of inserts add interest but contribute to crowded pages. Photographs, drawings, and diagrams further extend the readable if dry texts. Reading list, timeline, websites. Glos., ind.
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Bibliography Index/Note: Includes bibliographical references (page 63) and index.
Reading Level: 8.0
Interest Level: 7-12

The history of transportation dates back to people's first use of animals, perhaps 8,000 years ago. The crucial inventions of the wheel and the axle enabled people to move heavier loads. Boats with sails allowed wind-driven movement over long distances of ocean without the need for large teams of rowers. And the development of steam engines, and then internal combustion, enabled fast transit over land and sea. This book looks at the technological advances that have made all this possible-and the inventors whose inspiration has helped shape our world. Book jacket.


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