eBook Transportation and Society: The Complete History of Wheeled Transportation, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615307281
  • ISBN-13: 9781615307289
  • DDC: 629.04
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 176 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012
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Overview

While the wheel itself has changed little over time, it has immeasurably altered the nature of transportation. This insightful volume examines the various wheeled conveyances that have been instrumental in agriculture and commerce—carts and wagons, for instance—as well as those that have facilitated human travel—coaches, bicycles, cars, and buses, among others. Also explored is the evolution of roads, as they have expanded to accommodate various modes of wheeled transportation.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Introduction.
1: Ancient and Early Wheeled Vehicles.
2: The Wheel.
3: Carts.
4: The Chariot.
5: The Wagon.
6: Ancient Roman Land Transportation.
7: Medieval Land Transportation.
8: Wagons After the Middle Ages.
9: The Conestoga Wagon.
10: Wagon Trains.
11: The Spring Wagon.
12: The Stage Wagon and Jaunty Car.
13: The Carriage.
14: Cabriolet.
15: Hansom Cab.
16: Victoria.
17: Phaeton.
18: Surrey.
19: Coaches.
20: The Concord Coach.
21: The Stagecoach.
22: Rickshaws and Pedicabs.
23: Streetcars.
24: The Buggy.
25: Runabout.
26: History of the Automobile.
27: The Age of Steam.
28: Early Electric Automobiles.
29: Development of the Gasoline Car.
30: Karl Benz.
31: Gottlieb Daimler.
32: Other European Developments.
33: The United States.
34: Ford and the Automotive Revolution.
35: Model T.
36: The Age of the Classic Cars.
37: European Postwar Designs.
38: V-8s and Chrome in America.
39: American Compact Cars.
40: Japanese Cars.
41: From Station Wagons to Vans and Sport Utility Vehicles.
42: Alternative-Fuel Vehicles.
43: Diesel.
44: Electric.
45: Electric-Gasoline Hybrids.
46: Electric and Hybrid Vehicles During the Great Recession.
47: Ethanol and Fuel Cells.
48: Automotive Design.
49: Automotive Systems and Subsystems.
50: Body.
51: Chassis.
52: Engine.
53: Internal-Combustion Engine.
54: Cooling System.
55: Electrical System.
56: Transmission.
57: Axles.
58: Brakes.
59: Steering.
60: Suspension.
61: Fuel and Lubrication.
62: Tires.
63: Security Systems.
64: Safety Systems.
65: Emission Controls.
66: Experimental Systems.
67: Trucks and Buses.
68: Trucks.
69: Types of Trucks.
70: Truck Systems.
71: Noise and Emissions Control.
72: Buses.
73: Development.
74: Modern Buses.
75: Greyhound Lines, Inc..
76: Motorcycles and Bicycles.
77: Motorcycles.
78: Components.
79: Emission Standards.
80: Bicycles.
81: Cycling in a Nutshell.
82: Bicycle Predecessors.
83: The Ordinary Bicycle.
84: The Safety Bicycle.
85: The Modern Bicycle.
86: Basic Types of Bicycles.
87: Bicycle Components.
88: Roads and Highways.
89: Roads of Antiquity.
90: Roman Roads.
91: Travel on Roman Roads.
92: Medieval Roadways.
93: The Birth of the Modern Road.
94: Roads in the Age of the Automobile.
95: National and International Highway Systems.
96: In the United Kingdom.
97: In the United States and Canada.
98: Route 66.
99: The Modern Road.
Conclusion: A Summary of Wheeled Transportation.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.