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Train

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465436580
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 71. 26 MB
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Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and chronicles the cultural backdrop against which railroads were built around the world.

The Train Book

Author : DK
ISBN : 9780241187890
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 25. 22 MB
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Definite visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient Express, the Fairy Queen, the Mallard and the Javelin in incredible detail, discovering the anatomy of these legendary engines. The Train Book gives you a truly international view of trains, exploring some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. You'll discover the stories of key innovators, designers and engineers who advanced rail travel, the challenges they faced and the cultural backdrop against which the railways were built. The Train Book is the perfect gift for train enthusiasts of all ages.

The Big Book Of Trains

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465462145
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 78. 59 MB
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From the first locomotive built in 1804 to the high-speed bullet train, The Big Book of Trains is the perfect book for kids who love trains. Packed with amazing facts and photographs of trains around the world, The Big Book of Trains covers the history of trains and train travel. Different types of trains are featured on their own spreads, and each page features multiple images to give a close-up view as well as informative text about each train. See the differences among monorails, passenger trains, and TGVs. Learn about pistons, fireboxes, boilers, and coupling rods, and find out exactly what they do to help the train travel down on the tracks. See key features of each train model and discover the difference between steam trains and diesels. Find out how trains are designed for certain jobs and tasks, including mountain trains, snow trains, and freight trains. Look at the biggest and fastest trains in the world. With incredible pictures and informative text, The Big Book of Trains is the essential book for young readers who want to know everything about trains.

The Complete Visual History Of Steam And Rail

Author : Colin Garratt
ISBN : 0754823636
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 68. 17 MB
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Since the birth of the railroads in the early Industrial Age, people across the world have been fascinated by the locomotive both as a powerful symbol of advanced technology and an exciting means of transport. In this special boxed set, two authoritative illustrated volumes offer a world encyclopedia of locomotives and a fascinating tour of the most celebrated railway journeys of the world. The history of locomotive and railway development is described in detail, from the very beginnings of locomotive design, to the development of steam power, and the transition from steam to diesel and electric power, analysing how these changes transformed the locomotive into a superior passenger and freight-pulling machine. At-a-glance specification boxes give key details on each model, including date, capacity and maximum speed. Over 95 outstanding railway journeys are vividly evoked, from short journeys steeped in history such as Stephenson?s 27km line from Bedford to Bletchley, to the transcontinental lines in Canada and the European Orient Express, and the luxury of the "Palace on Wheels" in Rajasthan and the Trans-Siberian Railway from Moscow to Vladivostock. Nothing captures the imagination like a cross-country train journey, and the romance and excitement of classic journeys are described in vivid narrative - travel The San Francisco Muni, take the Blue Train from Cape Town to Pretoria, ride on Tokyo's Yamanote Line and experience the Pacific Coast Motorail. Each account bears eloquent witness to the enduring appeal of rail travel. Written by leading experts in the field and illustrated with over 1400 photographs, this classic book collection enthrall every reader.

Illustrated Book Of Steam And Rail

Author : Colin Dennis Garratt
ISBN : 0760749523
Genre : Transportation
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Tank

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781465466037
Genre : History
File Size : 84. 65 MB
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A visual guide to the history of tanks, Tank tells the full history of tanks through stunning photography and informative text. From the early Mark Is of World War I to the T-34 of World War II to the cutting-edge M1 Abrams of today, Tank showcases the most famous (or infamous) armored fighting vehicles in history. Packed full of tanks, armored vehicles, personnel carriers, and anti-tank weaponry, Tank combines comprehensive photographic spreads with in-depth histories of key manufacturers and specially commissioned visual tours of the most iconic examples of their kind. The featured vehicles are placed in their wider context, along with with tactical and technological improvements, and the impact of the tank on the evolution of battlefield and military strategy. Tank charts the evolution of the tank over the past century, covering over 450 tanks and military vehicles from all over the world. Look through the history of tanks and explore the form and function of a weapon that changed history. Learn the different vehicles' weight, size, country of origin, and time of use through in-depth profiles. An essential visual history, Tank provides a complete and exciting overview to the iconic vehicles that changed history.

Train

Author : DK Publishing
ISBN : 1465422293
Genre : Transportation
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Traces the development of railways and describes how trains are built and operated.

Train

Author : John Coiley
ISBN : 1405337826
Genre : Railroads
File Size : 80. 24 MB
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Help your child learn about trains with this fact-packed guide, giant wallchart, interactive clip-art CD and dedicated website. From the incredible train that has no wheels to the world's great subway systems; let your child discover the amazing story of trains- from the days of steam to the high-speed marvels of today and the future. They'll discover more about trains by downloading 100s of amazing images from the clip-art CD. Then use the giant pull-out wallchart to decorate their room. Great for projects or just for fun, ensure your child learns everything they need to know about trains. With dedicated website www.ew.dk.com.

Railroads Across North America

Author : Claude Wiatrowski
ISBN : 9781610601368
Genre : Transportation
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From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering the nations growth and industry. This book celebrates the glory and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish tour of the history of the American railroad and the culture surrounding it. Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, modern images, maps, timetables, tickets, brochures, and all manner of memorabilia, this volume offers a fascinating look at the rail industrys beginnings and development, as well as its place in American history. From the might of the major rail companies and their empires to the romance of rail travel, this is the full and fabulously colorful story of the industry that moved a nation--and stirs our imaginations to this day.

World War Ii The Definitive Visual History

Author : Richard Holmes
ISBN : 9780756656058
Genre : History
File Size : 73. 61 MB
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World War II is divided into nine chronological chapters, each introduced by a general overview of the military and political situation. This is followed by a comprehensive timeline, covering events in all theaters of the war. The opening chapter analyzes the build-up of hostility in the years leading up the war, both in Europe and in the Pacific. Similarly the final chapter analyzes the immediate and long-term consequences of the war and the way it has shaped recent history. In the chapters that cover the events of the waritself, the main spreads move from one theater of war to another but are linkedby an easy-to-use system of cross referencing to earlier events and the consequences of the actions described on the spread. The main spreads are interspersed with features, eyewitness accounts, and galleries of weaponry and equipment. This title differs from DK's previous World War II title, in that it is aspread-by-spread account รก la History (with "previous" and "following" tabs placing each spread in chronological context)of the war, rather than a narrative that needs to be read from start to finish.

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