The Problem With Early Cars (Bloopers of Invention)

 
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Automobiles are amazing machines that take most of us from place to place on a daily basis. From their earliest days, making them safe to drive took lots of hard work and ingenuity. From early explosions with steam and failed experiments with batteries, automobiles have come a long way. Early cars needed to lug around spare parts and extra tires just to drive a few miles. Readers find out all about the amazing inventors who worked so hard to make motor vehicles the modern marvels they are today.

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Gr 2-4-Though he embeds some humorous missteps-each headed with an eye-catching "OOPS!"-into this set of reasonably coherent highlight reel-style accounts of how selected technological developments got their starts, Nagelhout makes more than a few problematic choices. Characterizing Otto Lilienthal's fatal crash and the Hindenburg disaster in Early Flying Machines as "bloopers" seems fatuous, for instance. Other entries seem shoehorned in, such as the abacus (accompanied by text describing the practice of counting on fingers as an "OOPS!"). Moreover, the author phones in a history of photography in Early Cameras, commenting that the first Kodak film was made from "something called cellulose" and quaintly warning that "if you lose a memory card or your computer breaks, you could lose all your digital photos." VERDICT Though readers hoping for disaster-centric edutainment will be disappointed, these histories do offer good overviews of their subjects, with a well-chosen mix of period photos and labeled diagrams to illustrate each high (or low) point.α(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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