Follow the Link (Hardcover)

A Journey Through Transportation: From Hot Lava to a Spy Rocket

By Tom Jackson, Nick Shepherd (Illustrator)

QEB Publishing, 9781609929565, 80pp.

Publication Date: September 21, 2017

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (6/6/2017)

List Price: 14.95*
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Description

Follow The Link: A Journey Through Transportation takes the reader on a journey through a network of knowledge down the centuries. It explains how we figured out the way to unlock the materials found in nature and then put them to work to transport us wherever we want to go. Cold rocks were turned into hot metals, invisible forces were picked up by carved stone—and sand and soot were used to make the toughest spacecraft ever. Find out about lava bombs, lost cities, lodestones and magnets, how the pyramids were made, who invented the coach trip, and why plumbers are called plumbers in this fantastic journey through the history of transport.


About the Author

Tom Jackson is a writer specializing in science and technology for children and adults. Titles include Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again and Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought.
Nick Shepherd is an illustrator from West Yorkshire, based in Lisbon, who spends too much time in front of a computer screen and enough time with a (real) pencil in his hand. He specialises in conceptual blue sky thinking.