Follow the Link: A Journey Through Transportation

From Spider Silk to Spy Rocket

Follow the Link: A Journey Through Transportation
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Format: Hardback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781784937782
Publisher: QED Publishing
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Find out about lava bombs, lost cities, lodestones and magnets, how the pyramids were made, who invented the coach trip, and why plumbers are called plumbers in this fantastic book jam-packed with super interesting facts and information about inventions and discoveries! Embark on a journey through a network of knowledge down the centuries and discover how we figured out the way to unlock the materials found in nature and then put them to work to transport us wherever we want to go. Did you know that cold rocks were turned into hot metals, invisible forces were picked up by carved stone, and sand and soot were used to make the toughest spacecraft ever? Explore how ideas have evolved through time with this brilliant fact-filled book.

The author

Tom Jackson is a writer specializing in science and technology for children and adults. Titles include Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again and Philosophy: An Illustrated History of Thought.

Nick Shepherd is an illustrator from West Yorkshire, based in Lisbon, who spends too much time in front of a computer screen and enough time with a (real) pencil in his hand. He specialises in conceptual blue sky thinking.

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Format: Hardback, 80 Pages
ISBN: 9781784937782
Size: 8.268 in x 10.63 in / 210 mm x 270 mm
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