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Children's LiteratureMost people who regularly ride in or drive a car take this amazing machine for granted. In reality, a modern automobile is a combination of design, manufacturing, and maintenance features that are astonishing. In this title in the "DK Eyewitness" series readers are presented with the ins and outs of automobiles. A tight text is combined throughout this engaging book with seemingly countless illustrations. The story of cars begins with a brief history of the development of these "horseless carriages." Then readers are taken on a rapid-fire evolutionary journey across the decades of the twentieth century with an eye on the changing features of the automobile. In the final segments of this fine book readers are afforded a glimpse under the hood and frame of modern cars. Attention is given to drivetrains, the internal-combustion process, tires, and other elements of a car. Readers encounter not only the written word regarding automobiles but also a visual feast to satisfy the needs of even the most rabid auto fan. This is a visually-compelling book that allows readers to really get "inside" cars and learn how they work and why they hold such sway over so many people. 2005, DK Publishing, Ages 10 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck