DK Eyewitness Books: Car

DK Eyewitness Books: Car

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by Richard Sutton, Elizabeth Baquedano
     
 

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Cars have come a long way in the century or so since they were invented. This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs shows how cars have changed and developed, from the dangers of the early pioneering models to the complicated speedsters of today.

See a horseless carriage and boneshaker, the elegant classics of the 1930s, and the family cars of… See more details below

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Cars have come a long way in the century or so since they were invented. This superb collection of specially commissioned photographs shows how cars have changed and developed, from the dangers of the early pioneering models to the complicated speedsters of today.

See a horseless carriage and boneshaker, the elegant classics of the 1930s, and the family cars of the 1950s. Every aspect of the car's story is illustrated by a detailed look at a particular car, such as the Model T Ford, a vintage Rolls Royce and a 1930s Holden.

Written by Richard Sutton, Car is a compelling and informative guide to the history and development of cars.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Most 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
Children's Literature - Pat Kiger Morgan
If you are familiar with the "Eyewitness Book" series, you won't be disappointed with this one either. The quality continues. Now we can literally get an inside look at the car. From detailed pictures and period drawings to any fact of interest, the reader travels from the 1898 Benz horse powered vehicle to the magnificent 1979 Ferrari racing car. No detail is left unturned--anatomy, moving parts, inside the engine and of course the vital spark plug. A must for any young reader or adult with a fascination for the--car!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756613846
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
DK Eyewitness Books Series
Pages:
72
Sales rank:
254,004
Product dimensions:
8.75(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.45(d)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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