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The Kids' World Almanac of Transportation: Rockets, Planes, Trains, Cars,…

by Barbara Stein

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0886874904, Paperback)

* How do you qualify to become a "Top Gun?" (see page 67)
* What's the name of the "spacecraft on wheels" driven on the moon's surface by Apollo astronauts? (see page 33)
* The Batmobile was originally what kind of car? (see page 99)
* The largest ocean liner ever built weighed 83,000 tons; what was her name? (see page 165)
* How many miles per hour does the world's fastest train-- the TGV-- travel? (see page 133)
* Which country can boast that it has the world's longest railroad tunnel-- 33.5 miles? (see page 147)
* Air Force One, the President's jet, has how many bathrooms? (see page 53)

The answers to these and lots of other questions are inside this amazing book. More than just a reference book, this latest Kids' World Almanac was created especially for kids aged 8 to 14. It's filled with the hard stats and fun facts on all sorts of people movers-- from space shuttles to chariots, supersonic jets to hot-air balloons, aircraft carriers to canoes, bullet trains to locomotives, and everything in between. The Kids' World Almanac of Transportation, filled with more than one hundred illustrations, is a great way to learn about the ways we travel: past, present, and future. So hop aboard-- the fun is just beginning!

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:15:06 -0400)

Describes the varied forms of transportation used by human beings throughout the ages to get from one place to another.

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