ON THE MOVE
On the Move – From the Wheel to Spacecraft: charts the impact of the wheel around 3500 BCE. Life was never the same again – whether you were driving a chariot, a carriage, a Model T Ford – or riding a bicycle, of course. On water, we move from dug-out canoes to ships, submarines and hovercraft. Rail encapsulates the first steam, electric and underground locos, and flight includes the earliest Chinese inventions to the Wright brothers’ story and beyond. Space exploration covers the evolution of rocket power and space travel, with such spinoffs from space research as freeze-dried food and exercise machines.
Engineering & Science
• Explains the origins of all kinds of technology and their workings, then and now.
• Introduces some of the greatest inventors and their historical times.
• Humorous approach with bright, amusing artwork and cartoon characters appearing throughout.
• A mixture of crazy and serious inventions to amuse as well as interest.
aeroplanes; boats; cars; GPS; hot-air balloons; Montgolfier brothers; rockets; spacecraft; stagecoach; submarines; trains; Wright brothers