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The horseless carriage, the development of roads and highway systems, and how our lives changed as we became increasingly dependent on the ready accessibility of cars and good roads.

Examines the invention, development, and technology of the earliest automobiles, discussing their vital components and how they were refined over the years.

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The horseless carriage, the development of roads and highway systems, and how our lives changed as we became increasingly dependent on the ready accessibility of cars and good roads.

Examines the invention, development, and technology of the earliest automobiles, discussing their vital components and how they were refined over the years.

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"Carefully researched and well crafted."--School Library Journal

School Library Journal
Gr 9 UpTwo carefully researched and well-crafted volumes that give readers a lookalbeit from a British viewpointat the invention and early development of these machines. Cars covers roughly from the Nuremberg carriage built in Germany 1649 through the English Royce automobile 1904; Railways examines approximately the period from the Barnard Castle tram construction in England 1555 through the U.S. transcontinental, Union-Central Pacific Line, completed in 1869. In each book, Dale has tightly packed some 50 pages of formal, technical, and at times turgid, text with an almost unbelievable number of names, dates, quotes, and other germane information. This material is combined with numerous black-and-white reproductions of archival illustrations, patent drawings, maps, etc., along with somewhat lengthy captions. Both titles have a list of books for further reading that include works published as early as 1861 Railways and 1954 Cars and a short, incomplete index. All of these features help to create what could well be two very daunting books for American readers. Libraries should continue to rely upon Richard Wormser's The Iron Horse Walker, 1993. For automobile history, students may find Nick Georgano's The American Automobile Smithmark, 1993 more accessible.David A. Lindsey, Lakewood Junior/Senior High School, WA
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From the Discoveries and Inventions series comes this history of the motor car, beginning with 17th-century carriages. B&W illustrations & photos present fine examples of engine development, chassis design, & early cars, with emphasis on British & European models.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195210026
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/1994
  • Series: Discoveries and Inventions Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.75 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2002

    A Good Book

    The book was very well put together. I would recommend this book to anyone that loves older times. I learn a lot of educational facts from this book that I wouldn't of known I didn't read this book.

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