Item description for Eyewitness: Train by John Coiley...
Discover the story of railroads -- from the days of steam to the high-speed, sophisticated trains of today.
Here is a spectacular and informative new look at the fascinating world of trains. Stunning real-life photographs of steam, diesel and electric locomotives, freight and passenger cars, engines and signals offer an "eyewitness" view of the history and development of railroads. See the oldest steam engine in existence, Queen Victoria's royal carriage, the fastest steam train ever built, a traveling post office, and train tickets from all over the world. Learn how a steam engine works, how early engineers avoided collisions, how railroads were built, the difference between narrow, standard, and wide gauge. Discover the longest railroad in the world, how trains climb up steep hills, which train has no wheels, how the railroads crossed American, how subway systems are built, how a driverless train works, and much, much more.
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Studio: DK CHILDREN
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.27" Width: 8.75" Height: 0.41" Weight: 1.19 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2000
Publisher DK Children
ISBN 0789457563 ISBN13 9780789457561
Availability 0 units.
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Great for adults, too! Jan 10, 2008
Those of us who are older often didn't have books like this to learn from. I'm 58 and my father is 88 and we live in an old town with trains. Boy, did we enjoy this book! Coupled with a more pictoral/photographic book on trains, one can really learn a lot! Get it. You won't regret it!
Train Crazy Jul 6, 2006
My three year old son is Thomas crazy and I thought this would be a good addition as he grows to broaden his knowledge. He loves it, it has many wonderful pictures and blurbs of information.
book just FULL of information! Mar 1, 2006
My nephew (4 yrs. old) just LOVES this book! We checked it out from the library .... and after returning it decided to order one for him. While it is not something that all children will like, if your child is into learning facts while at the same time LOVES trains, then this is one for him/her. I would highly recommand this book to add to your home library .... or if you are a teacher, for your classroom.
For Train Lovers Jun 21, 2005
This is a non-fiction book all about trains, from the oldest to the newest, with layers of detail. This book is part of the DK Eyewitness Books series. The history, the details, it's everything we come to expect from the DK Eyewitness Books series. If you liked trains, you'll read this at a much deeper level. Each page has a summary paragraph that tells kids what's on the page; older kids and much older kids will read every word of every caption to absorb every detail in this fantastic book. The littlest reader will love seeing all the pictures of the trains and train paraphernalia. There isn't much you won't learn about railroads and the history of trains in this book.
A Fascinating Look at Trains Nov 1, 1999
My four-year-old son and I checked this book out from our local library. The colorful pictures held his attention while I read the interesting facts and figures. The book is arranged so that readers of various ages can all enjoy the wonderful world of trains. We've decided to add this book to our family library.