Encyclopedia of Transport The Technology and History of Transportation DJ

Encyclopedia of Transport The Technology and History of Transportation DJ

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Encyclopedia of Transport The Technology and History of Transportation DJ
 
Encyclopedia of Transport The Technology and History of Transportation DJ
The Technology and History of Transportation by Land, Sea and Air
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket
By Donald Clarke
Copyright 1981 Third Printing
247 Pages
From the invention of the wheel to the Apollo moon rocket, transport has been of primary importance to the development of human society.
The appearance of the wheel thousands of years ago made possible urban civilization and specialization of labour, leading to all the advances in art and science which we take for granted today. The Industrial Revolution could not have taken place without the canals and railways of 18th century England; the rockets which conquering outer space are only Man's newest means of pushing back the frontiers of his existence. The colour photographs and diagrams in this bookhave been carefully prepared by experts to help reveal the fascinatingpanorama of transport through the ages.
Methods of Propulsion
The wheel 8
The bicycle 8
The atmospheric engine 12
The steam engine 13
The Stirling engine 17
The internal combustion engine 18
The diesel engine 26 Diesel-electric propulsion 28 The Wankel engine 29
The aircraft engine 33
The jet engine 37
The rocket 40
Water Transport
Boatbuilding 46
Sailing 50
Ships 59
Warships 68
The submarine 69
The hydrofoil 74
The air cushion vehicle 76
Amphibians 78
The bathyscaphe 81
Propulsion and steering 84
Navigation 89
Docks 91
Canals and locks 94
The lighthouse 100
Romance of the Railway
The history of railways 105
The locomotives 108
Railway systems 114
Mountain railways 120
Trams and trolleybuses 123
Monorail systems 126
Underground railways 128
& Much More


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