BN.com Gift Guide

Train

Overview

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Eyewitness Train is DK's classic look at railroads and the trains that move along them, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.

Traces the development of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the electromagnetic, ...

See more details below
$13.26
BN.com price
(Save 21%)$16.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Other Format)
  • All (18) from $1.99   
  • New (8) from $10.07   
  • Used (10) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

The most trusted nonfiction series on the market, Eyewitness Books provide an in-depth, comprehensive look at their subjects with a unique integration of words and pictures.
Eyewitness Train is DK's classic look at railroads and the trains that move along them, now reissued with a CD and wall chart.

Traces the development of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the electromagnetic, driverless trains of today and describes how trains are built and operated.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-- Arranged in approximate chronological order, each of the two-page chapters has the same busy format. Many feature large full-color photos across the bottom of the spread and all have a single paragraph of text on the top of the left-hand page. Numerous small, full-color and black-and-white photos and reproductions with lengthy, small-print captions abound. This haphazard arrangement may cause confusion for some readers as there appears to be no pattern for the eye to travel across or down the page. In addition to the general historical information, topic treatments include the signal tower, royal trains, record breakers, station operation, monorails, model trains, and trains of the future. Because of the book's British origin, readers may find the single chapter on the American railroad inadequate. Consider this for train enthusiasts and casual browsers who enjoy the series.-- Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756650322
  • Publisher: DK Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/20/2009
  • Series: DK Eyewitness Books Series
  • Pages: 72
  • Sales rank: 584,861
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

What is a train? 6
The first railroads 8
Dawn of the steam age 10
Steam engines come of age 12
How steam locomotives work 14
Railroads reach the world 16
The American railroad 18
Building a railroad 20
Overcoming obstacles 22
Making tracks 24
Freight trains 26
First, second, and third class 28
Traveling in style 30
In the signal tower 32
Following the signs 34
Post haste 36
Electric trains 38
Diesel power 40
Long distance by train 42
Royal trains 44
Record breakers 46
At the station 48
Running the railroad 50
Still in steam 52
All decked out 54
Traveling underground 56
Up in the air 58
Trains for fun 60
Into the future 62
Index 64
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)