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Title A history of travel in 50 vehicles / Paula Grey.
Author Grey, Paula.
Publication Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, 2016.
Edition First edition.
Description 268 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Call # 629.04609 G
Series History in 50
History in 50.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Shoes : Feet First! -- 2. Litters : Moving Those Who Cannot Walk -- 3. Dugouts : The First Boats -- 4. Reed Rafts and Boats : As Old as Dugouts? -- 5. Planked Wooden Boats : The Shipbuilder's Art -- 6. Sailors : Harnessing Wind for at Least 6,000 Years -- 7. Skis : Speed on the Slopes -- 8. Horses : To Ride Like the Wind -- 9. The Wheel : Keep on Rolling -- 10. Chariots : Shock and Awe on the Battlefield -- 11. Aerial Lifts : In Use More than 2,000 Years -- 12. Camel Trains : Ships of the Desert -- 13. Dogsleds : Driving Through the Snow -- 14. Chinese Treasure Ships : Supertankers of the Ancient World -- 15. Wheelchairs : Mobility for All -- 16. Horse-Drawn Carriages : Traveling in Style -- 17. Yachts : Boating for Pleasure -- 18. Taxicabs : Wheels for Hire -- 19. Submarines : To the Bottom of the Sea -- 20. Stagecoaches : Three Centuries of Service -- 21. Buses : Another of Pascal's Great Ideas -- 22. Automobiles : "Get a Horse!" -- 23. Hot Air Balloons : Up, Up, and Away -- 24. Steamships : Ocean Travel on a Schedule -- 25. Steam Locomotives : All Aboard! -- 26. Amphibious Vehicles : One if by Land, Two if by Sea? -- 27. Covered Wagons : On the Oregon Trail -- 28. Ocean Liners : Huddled Masses in Steerage -- 29. Dirigibles : Self-Propelled Gas Bags -- 30. Elevators : An Up and Down Business -- 31. Subways : Hurtling Through the Underworld -- 32. Bicycles : Pedal Power -- 33. Motorcycles : Bicycles on Steroids -- 34. Rickshaws : Human-Powered Vehicles -- 35. Cruise Ships : Floating Cities -- 36. Airplanes : The Sky's the Limit -- 37. Snowmobiles : Crossing Winter Landscapes -- 38. Recreational Vehicles (RVs) : Cruising on Land -- 39. Helicopters : Da Vinci's Dream -- 40. Pedicabs : A Cycle-Rickshaw by Any Other Name Would Ride as Sweet -- 41. Skateboards : Have Board, Will Travel -- 42. Hovercraft : Riding a Cushion of Air -- 43. Electric and Hybrid Automobiles : So Nineteenth Century -- 44. All-Terrain Vehicles : A Ticket to the Back Country -- 45. Manned Spacecraft : Out of This World -- 46. Jetpacks : Strap One On and Fly -- 47. Bullet Trains : High-Speed Rail -- 48. Supersonic Airliners : Breaking the Sound Barrier -- 49. Space Shuttles : Into Space and Back Again -- 50. The Segway : Pedestrians on Wheels.
Summary "Paula Grey explores how creative thinkers--sometimes collaborating, sometimes competing, and always building on the work of their predecessors--have envisioned new ways to move about in the world. From the first foot migration out of Africa to the Model T Ford, hot air balloons, submarines, rickshaws, and moon rockets, humans have combined imagination, daring, and scientific and technical knowledge to improve existing vehicles or create new ones. Geography, culture, and available technologies have all influenced the development and use of vehicles in different parts of the world, and human travel has, in turn, often had a profound influence on society and the environment"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Inventions -- History.
Transportation -- History.
Vehicles -- History.
Travel -- History.
Vehicles -- Technological innovations -- History.
Alt Title History of travel in fifty vehicles
Related To Online version: Grey, Paula. History of travel in 50 vehicles. First edition. Thomaston, Maine : Tilbury House Publishers, 2016 9780884483984 (DLC) 2016017688
ISBN 0884483991
0884484912 (pbk.)
9780884483991
9780884484912 (pbk.)

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