The History of Transportation

The History of Transportation

by Chris Oxlade


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Did you know that the wheel was invented in prehistoric times, in about 3500 B.C.? Now we can travel between towns and cities in super-fast trains, in fast cars, and halfway around the world in a day in airplanes. From dugout canoes from 10,000 years ago right through to modern-day driverless cars, this book charts the amazing history of transportation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781484640425
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/01/2017
Series: The History of Technology
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.69(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)
Lexile: NC830L (what's this?)
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Chris Oxlade is an experienced author of non-fiction books for children. He has written more than 200 titles on science, technology, sports and hobbies, from encyclopedia articles to fun activity books.

Table of Contents

Transportation Then and Now 4

Wheels and Carts 6

Boats and Sailing 8

Trade and Discovery 10

Canals and Railroads 12

Steamships 14

Bikes and Motorbikes 16

Cars 18

The First Aircraft 20

Bigger and faster Planes 22

Space Travel 24

New Forms of Power 26

Future Transportation 28

Glossary 30


Internet Sites 31

Index 32

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