Transportation and Society, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1615308547
  • ISBN-13: 9781615308545
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
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  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released April 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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At one time, the ability to travel was limited by the capacity of one's own two feet and the geographic barriers that divided one place from another. Ingenuity has led to increasingly sophisticated modes of transportation that have allowed humans to transcend physical and theoretical boundaries, via land, sea, and air. This comprehensive series chronicles the development of various vehicles, crafts, and travel-oriented infrastructures, examining their impact on societies across the globe. Sidebars spotlight significant individuals and milestones in the development of transportation. Photographs illustrate the evolution of various conveyances. Comprehensive glossaries explain new terms and concepts.

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Transportation and Society: The Complete History of Aviation  (ISBN-10: 1615307257 | ISBN-13: 9781615307258)

Humans have long dreamt of communing with the skies and acquiring the ability to fly. The first experiments with balloon flight through the development of the Concorde and everything in between, aviation has transformed the way humans travel, especially over vast distances. This penetrating volume examines the various technologies and aircraft that have enabled human flight and includes a comprehensive section on the design and operation of airports.

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Transportation and Society: The Complete History of Railroads  (ISBN-10: 1615307265 | ISBN-13: 9781615307265)

Traversing landscapes and expediting travel, railroads have allowed us to conquer once elusive frontiers to improve both transportation and commerce. Railroad design has changed remarkably little in the years since the invention of the steam engine, yet trains remain a prevalent form of transport and the railways. The bridges that have been developed to support them continue to be a vital part of infrastructures in countries around the world. This engaging volume examines the evolution of railways, railcars, and bridges, as well as the lives of pioneers and tycoons in the railroad business.

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Transportation and Society: The Complete History of Ships and Boats  (ISBN-10: 1615307273 | ISBN-13: 9781615307272)

Even as airlines provide faster means of travel, ships and boats remain as important as ever in transporting passengers and cargo across the world's bodies of water. While ship design has become increasingly sophisticated with time, everything including the luxury liners, warships, and sailboats of today owe much to the watercraft that facilitated travel, trade, and war among ancient cultures. This detailed volume examines the development of the different types of water vehicles and the design of related structures, including docks and quays.

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Transportation and Society: The Complete History of Wheeled Transportation  (ISBN-10: 1615307281 | ISBN-13: 9781615307289)

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.

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