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Uses color photographs, diagrams, and maps to illustrate a review of high speed trains, including the Japanese Shinkansen, the French TGV, the InterCity Express, tilting trains, Acela trains, and Maglev trains.
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David Biello is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting on the environment and energy since 1999. He is currently an editor at "Scientific American", where he has been a contributor since 2005, and he also contributes frequently to the "Los Angeles Review of Books", "Yale e360", "Nautilus", and "Aeon". Biello has been a guest on radio shows, such as WNYC s "The Takeaway", NHPR s "Word of Mouth", and PRI s "The World", as well as hosts the ongoing duPont-Columbia award-winning documentary "Beyond the Light Switch" for PBS. "Human Nature" is his first book.Review:
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Book Description The Rosen Publishing Group's -Powerplus Books, New York, 2002. hardcover. Condition: NUOVO. Age Range:10 - 8 Years. Illustrations by Alessandro Bartolozzi, Roberto Simoni. Imagine traveling at half the speed of a jet plane without ever leaving the ground! Students will discover the technology that makes such speeds possible, from special tracks and safety precautions to aerodynamically designed trains. What are the limits to the speed of trains? What imposes those limits? Students also will read about the future of passenger train travel, from flying trains to trains that use huge magnets to levitate inches or centimeters off the track. Some trains safely reach speeds of more than 200 mph! cm.23x30, pp.48, Coll.Technology:Blueprints of the Future. New York, The Rosen Publishing Group's -Powerplus Books 2002, cm.23x30, pp.48, hardcover. Coll.Technology:Blueprints of the Future. Seller Inventory # 226761
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Book Description Powerplus, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 47 pages. 11.25x9.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0823961133