Full-color photos. Trace the history, development, and far-reaching impact of locomotives and railroads--from early horse-powered railways to today's high-speed, driverless trains.
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"This format captures the flavor and spirit of it all, from the engineering feats of blasting tunnels through mountains and building the rail system to the never-to-be-seen-again opulence of train travel for the wealthy."--Science Books & Films.From School Library Journal:
Grade 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
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Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Mint!!. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000039298
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0679816844
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110679816844