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Fantastic Transport Machines
     

Fantastic Transport Machines

by Chris Oxlade, David Salariya (Created by), Andrew Nahum (With)
 
Readers will be intrigued with these book's expansive, X-ray vision of the world. Packed with full-color illustrations, magnifications and cutaways, combined with a fascinating text, these books tackle topics from architecture to animals. From the highly acclaimed David Salariya, of Timelines fame. Includes a glossary and an index.

Examine the engineering,

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Readers will be intrigued with these book's expansive, X-ray vision of the world. Packed with full-color illustrations, magnifications and cutaways, combined with a fascinating text, these books tackle topics from architecture to animals. From the highly acclaimed David Salariya, of Timelines fame. Includes a glossary and an index.

Examine the engineering, construction, and use of several miracle machines from the rum of the century to the present, including the luxurious Orient Express, the deadly U-boat, the world's largest jumbo jet, and the reusable space shuttle.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-8These series entries feature detailed illustrations and descriptions, with each topic treated on a double-page spread. Transport includes motorcycles, cars, trains, ships, submarines, airplanes, and space vehicles. Dinosaurs presents carnivorous and herbivorous species, reproduction, survival techniques, and more. Everyday Things covers simple machines, clocks, cars, engines, electricity, cameras, communications, computers, calculators, and lasers. Curiously, decorative cartoon drawings of naked cherubs are used throughout to highlight information and indicate motion. Oxlade and Turvey provide a historical perspective and a gradual transition toward the present, discussing pertinent research and/or inventions. In all three titles, the full-color, cutaway drawings are labeled and captioned. While the texts are written on an intermediate/junior-high level, the pictorial format makes the books appealing to upper-primary grade children as well. Dorling Kindersley has similar materials in their ``Visual Dictionary'' and ``Cross-Section'' series. Serviceable additions.Douglas K. Dillon, Lakota Freshman School, West Chester, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780531143513
Publisher:
Scholastic Library Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/1995
Series:
The X-Ray Picture Bks.
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
9.77(w) x 12.22(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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