Kingfisher Knowledge: Speed Machines by Miranda Smith


Kingfisher Knowledge: Speed Machines by Miranda Smith

KFK Speed Machines is a thrilling guide to the fastest, largest, longest and strangest vehicles on the planet from a jet-powered supercar that can break the sound barrier to a monstrous 45,000-tonne digger as long as six Olympic swimming pools.


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About the Author

Miranda Smith is a long-standing editor of information books for both children and adults. She has written books and articles for children on a wide variety of subjects. Miranda lives in London.

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64 pages


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Publication date

7th January 2011



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