Transport The Amazing Story of Ships, Trains, Aircraft and Cars, and How They Work by Peter Mellett, Chris Oxlade


Transport The Amazing Story of Ships, Trains, Aircraft and Cars, and How They Work by Peter Mellett, Chris Oxlade

Looking at each method of transport in turn, this exhaustive reference examines the developing technologies through the ages and charts discoveries such as the wheel, steam power, the internal combustion engine and jet propulsion. Over 40 projects show how things work, including how ships float and how birds fly, make a monorail or a model plane. Meet the pioneers and inventors that made it all happen and find out what the future holds.

About the Author

Michael Harris, has been writing and consulting on the subject of trains and railways for over 30 years. Peter Harrison he is the author of two children's information books on famous painters and is currently a freelance writer and editor. Peter Mellett, he has worked as an editor, writer and consultant for many children's and adult educational books. Chris Oxlade has worked as a writer and editor on more than 70 books, and he has written mainly for children but occasionally for the adult market. John Rostron he has published papers in the applications of mathematics to biology and is a consultant to children's reference books.

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264 pages


Peter Mellett, Chris Oxlade
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Publication date

29th August 2003



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