Transportation: From Walking to High-Speed Rail

Transportation: From Walking to High-Speed Rail

by Elizabeth Raum

Hardcover(Library Binding)



From afternoon walks to carriage rides to Sunday drives to weekend trips on high speed trains, transportation has evolved the world over to get people where they want to go faster and faster. Discover the historical context of these changes in this title that explores the development of transportation from ancient times to today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432938048
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2010
Series: Timeline History
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 910L (what's this?)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Elizabeth Raum has written over two-dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including a biography of Louis Armstrong for Capstone Press. Over the years, she has worked as a middle school and high school English teacher, an elementary school librarian, and a college library director. Elizabeth Raum has written many nonfiction books for children. Two of her Capstone You Choose books, Orphan Trains: An Interactive History Adventure (2011) and Can You Survive Storm Chasing? (2012), are Junior Library Guild selections. Elizabeth lives in Michigan with her husband, Richard.

Table of Contents

What is transportation? — Beginning to travel — Picking up speed — Facing dangers at sea — Building up steam — Cruising the oceans — Chugging along — Inventing the car — Flying — Transporting soldiers — Soaring into space — Going green.

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