My Best Book of Speed Machines

My Best Book of Speed Machines

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People have an insatiable desire for speed whether they travel in a fast vehicle, or watch others speeding on television or at the racetrack. This book of speed machines introduces children to the ordinary, and the most extraordinary, speeding machines on land, on the water and in the air. As well as fast Jaguar sports cars that hug the road, twin-hulled hydroplanes that skim across the water and Mig-25 jet fighters that power through the sky, there are the record-breakers such as the Transrapid Maglev, Ken Warby's "Spirit of Australia" and the X-15 rocket-plane.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 236 x 277mm | 411g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0753406756
  • 9780753406755

Table of contents

1 Title; 2-3 Copyright and contents; 4-5 Fast, Faster, Fastest; 6-7 Record Breakers; 8-9 The Land Speed Record; 10-11 Winner Takes All; 12-13 What a Drag; 14-15 High Performance; 16-17 Pedal Power; 18-19 Superbikes; 20-21 On the Rails; 22-23 Full Speed Ahead; 24-25 Wave-riders; 26-27 Fastest in the Air; 28-29 Going Hypersonic; 30 How Fast Can We Go? 31 Glossary; 32 Indexshow more