Children's Encyclopedia of Transport A Comprehensive Look at the World of Transport with Hundreds of Superb Illustrations by Philip Wilkinson, Oliver Green, Ian Graham, Andrew Nahum
  

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Children's Encyclopedia of Transport A Comprehensive Look at the World of Transport with Hundreds of Superb Illustrations by Philip Wilkinson, Oliver Green, Ian Graham, Andrew Nahum

A fascinating, fact-filled look at the world of transport, with more than a thousand fullcolour illustrations. This fascinating encyclopedia takes a comprehensive look at the world of transport, with transport on the road, on railways, in the water, in the air and in space. Most of the pages contain a series of catalogue-style entries on a range of craft and vehicles. Each entry contains the story of the vehicle and a fact box to see at-a-glance aspects from speed and size to the number of people carried. In addition, each section contains feature pages that deal with especially interesting topics, such as Formula 1 racing, high-speed trains, and modern developments in low-energy transport.

About the Author

Philip Wilkinson has written nearly fifty books for adults and children. They range from his first book, Amazing Buildings, which won an award from the American Institute of Architects, to A Celebration of Customs and Rituals, which was endorsed by the United Nations. He has also written several successful TV tie-ins, including What the Romans Did for Us and Restoration. He lives in the Cotswolds, England, with his wife and son. Oliver Green, Research Fellow and former Head Curator of the London Transport Museum. Oliver has written and co-authored many transport books, including Underground: how the Tube shaped London (Penguin 2012). Contributing authors Ian Graham and Philip Wilkinson have written and consulted on a number of children's nonfiction books. Andrew Nahum is the Principal Curator of Technology and Engineering at The Science Museum, London.

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Hardback
144 pages

Author

Philip Wilkinson, Oliver Green, Ian Graham, Andrew Nahum
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Publication date

21st August 2016

ISBN

9781784936129


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