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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Visual History of Modern Transportation Featuring 100 Iconic Designs

 
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Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: A Visual History of Modern Transportation Featuring 100 Iconic Designs
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Age Range
6+
Release Date
April 08, 2014
ISBN
978-0763671211
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The first in a series of concertina fold-out books, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles features one hundred iconic boats, bikes, and other examples of creative excellence. This is a comparative history of transportation, illuminated in a visually accessible timeline that can be read back to front, top to bottom, and right to left. Brought to life by Mike Lemanski, this book is a stylish tribute to vehicles of all shapes and sizes.

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Celebrating Incredible Transportation Design
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This fold-out book is just incredible. I am a huge fan of the paper, the layout, the descriptions, and the illustrations, and I know this book will give my kids and I lots to look at, admire, and discuss. The different modes of transportation are laid out in chronological order, beginning at the time of the industrial revolution as a starting point, and as you either turn the pages or open it up in its entirety, you can see boats, motorcycles, bicycles, cars, and aircraft undergo a metamorphosis as their designs took shape and developed to become more streamlined, more efficient, etc. I think that this would be a great gift idea for any boy or girl, but boys especially may find this book to be intriguing and may want to carry it around to open it up whenever they get the hankering. I know I would have done the same as a child. Highly recommended.
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