Transport : on land, road & rail
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- ISBN: 0531111733(lib. bdg.)
- ISBN: 9780531152447
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47 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Franklin Watts, 1992.
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|General Note:||Includes index.|
First wheels: Wheels, wagons, carts, chariots -- Roman roads: Road building, iron horseshoes, bridge building, maps, carpentum, cisium, traffic laws -- Ancient China: Pole chariot, dished wheels, wheel spokes, canal network -- Vikings: Oseberg wagon, sleds, decorated bows -- Medieval Europe: Wine-carts, pedometers, odometers, padded horse-collars, stirrups, iron-rimmed wheels, tolls, stage-wagons, whirlicote, fire engines -- Animal power: Dogs, reindeer, horses, cattle, camels, elephants, bullock-carts, dog-harness -- Coaches: Plate-glass windows, elliptical carriage springs, stagecoaches, omnibus, sedan chair, brougham, phacton, rockaway -- Steam pioneers: Steam engine, locomotives, steam wagons, steam coaches -- North America: Western wagons, coast-to-coast trains, "prairie schooners" -- Railroad age: Iron rails, steam trains, narrow gauge railroads -- Pedal power: Hobbyhorse, velocipedes, boneshakers, penny-farthings, treadles, pneumatic tyres, mountain bikes, racing bikes -- First motorcycles: Michaux steam motorcycle, petroleum reitwagen, Scott machines, Japanese motorcycles, Harley-Davidsons, gas engines -- Automobiles: Benz's gas car, battery cars, steam-powered cars, Panhard et Levassor, British electric car, Henry Ford, Peugeot Phaeton -- Underground: Underground trains, electric trains, Tube, driverless trains -- Automobile: Rolls-Royce, electric starters, cycle-cars, Model T Ford, Mercedes, Daimler, mass-production, Bentley, honeycomb radiator, gearshift lever -- Streetcars: Caboose, buses, articulated streetcars, horse-drawn streetcars, electric streetcars -- Deliveries: Diesel engines, delivery wagons, delivery vans, trucks -- Racing cars: Motor racing, Formula 1 cars, Grand Prix, fuel injection, turbochargers, Le Mans, Lotus, Ferrari -- Railroads: Pollution, diesel locomotives, electric locomotives, observation cars, high-speed trains, French TGV, German ICE -- Motorcycles: Honda, BMW, sidecars, Yamaha, superbikes, Harley-Davidson -- Road haulage: Articulated trucks, Leyland, steam wagons, turbocharged diesel engines -- Modern cars: Front-wheel drive, monocoque shell, Morris Minor, mini, Beetle, Cadillac, Porsche -- Production: Computer-aided design, market research, wind tunnel, robots, dashboard -- Future: Solar-powered cars, magnetic levitation trains, supertrucks, automatic surveillance cameras, electronic aids, automatic guidance.
|Summary, etc.:||Surveys the development of land transportation in relation to the needs, skills, and technologies of people living at different periods of history.|
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