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Anderson - Anderson Main Library J 629.04 Grey Paula (Text) 22960001270668 Juvenile Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 0884483991
  • ISBN: 9780884483991
  • ISBN: 0884484912
  • ISBN: 9780884484912
  • Physical Description: xviii, 268 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-263) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Shoes: feet first! -- Litters: moving those who cannot walk -- Dugouts: the first boats -- Reed rafts and boats: as old as dugouts? -- Planked wooden boats: the shipbuilder's art -- Sailors: harnessing wind for at least 6,000 years -- Skis: speed on the slopes -- Horses: to ride like the wind -- The wheel: keep on rolling -- Chariots: shock and awe on the battlefield -- Aerial lifts: in use for more than 2,000 years -- Camels: ships of the desert -- Dogsleds: driving through the snow -- Chinese treasure ships: supertankers of the ancient world -- Wheelchairs: mobility for all -- Horse-drawn carriages: traveling in style -- Yachts: boating for pleasure -- Taxicabs: wheels for hire -- Submarines: to the bottom of the sea -- Stagecoaches: three centuries of service -- Buses: another of Pascal's great ideas -- Automobiles: "Get a horse!" -- Hot air balloons: up, up, and away -- Steamships: ocean travel on a schedule -- Steam locomotives: all aboard! -- Amphibious vehicles: one if by land, two if by sea! -- Covered wagons: on the Oregon Trail -- Ocean liners: huddled masses in steerage -- Dirigibles: self-propelled gas bags -- Elevators: an up and down business -- Subways: ticket to the underworld -- Bicycles: pedal power -- Motorcycles: Bicycles on steroids -- Rickshaws: human-powered vehicles -- Cruise ships: floating cities -- Airplanes: the sky's the limit -- Snowmobiles: crossing winter landscapes -- Recreational vehicles (RVs): cruising on land -- Helicopters: Da Vinci's dream -- Pedicabs: a cycle-rickshaw by any other name would ride as sweet -- Skateboards: have board, will travel -- Hovercraft: riding a cushion of air -- Electric and hybrid automobiles: so Nineteenth Century -- All-terrain vehicles: a ticket to the back country -- Manned spacecraft: out of this world -- Jetpacks: strap one on and fly -- Bullet trains: high-speed rail -- Supersonic airliners: breaking the sound barrier -- Space shuttles: into space and back again -- The Segway: pedestrians on wheels.
Summary, etc.: Paula Grey explores how creative thinkers--sometimes collaborating, sometimes competing, and always building on the work of their predecessors--have envisioned new ways to move about in the world. From the first foot migration out of Africa to the Model T Ford, hot air balloons, submarines, rickshaws, and moon rockets, humans have combined imagination, daring, and scientific and technical knowledge to improve existing vehicles or create new ones. Geography, culture, and available technologies have all influenced the development and use of vehicles in different parts of the world, and human travel has, in turn, often had a profound influence on society and the environment.--
Target Audience Note:
Ages 11 and up.
Grades 6 and up.
Subject: Vehicles -- History -- Juvenile literature
Vehicles -- Technological innovations -- History -- Juvenile literature
Travel -- History -- Juvenile literature
Transportation -- History -- Juvenile literature
Inventions -- History -- Juvenile literature
Vehicles -- History
Vehicles -- Technological innovations -- History
Travel -- History
Transportation -- History
Inventions -- History

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