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A Story of Travel in 50 Vehicles: From Shoes to Space Shuttles (History in 50) (Paperback)


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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.

About the Author

Paula Grey is a former grant writer, software technical writer, and technical editor. She has written a variety of short fiction and nonfiction, and this is her first published work. Paula enjoys traveling by land, sea, or air whenever she gets the opportunity.

Phillip Hoose is the widely acclaimed author of books, essays, stories, songs, and articles including the National Book Award - and Newbery Honor - winning book Claudette Colvin: Twice toward Justice and the Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club. A graduate of Indiana University and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Sciences, Hoose was for 37 years a staff member of The Nature Conservancy, dedicated to preserving the plants, animals, and natural communities of the Earth.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780884484912
ISBN-10: 0884484912
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: History in 50