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Machines in Motion

The Amazing History of Transportation

Tom Jackson


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Every day, all over the world, people travel: short trips or great, long voyages, moving slowly and steadily or racing along at super-fast speeds. They make their trips in cars, trains, planes, ships and on bikes-and some people have even blasted off in rockets! But how did these vehicles become what we know now?

With intricately illustrated timelines, this book takes readers on a journey through the developmental history of various modes of transportation – from chariots to electric cars, dugout canoes to ocean liners, cable cars to bullet trains, and the many iterations in between. The fascinating stories behind each of these machines join together to reveal a comprehensive history of how new and inventive forms of transportation have built off one another to change our world.

Praise For Machines in Motion: The Amazing History of Transportation

“Mould's black-and-white cartoon artwork is dazzling. A vibrant, well-paced exploration.” —Kirkus Reviews

"This book is perfect . . . for young transportation enthusiasts." - School Library Journal

Bloomsbury Children's Books, 9781547603374, 64pp.

Publication Date: January 14, 2020

About the Author

Tom Jackson is a science writer based in Bristol, UK. Tom specialises in recasting science and technology into lively historical narratives. After almost 20 years of writing, Tom has uncovered a wealth of stories that help to bring technical content alive and create new ways of enjoying learning about science. In his time, Tom has been a zoo keeper, travel writer, buffalo catcher and filing clerk, but he now writes for adults and children, for books, magazines and TV.