My Best Book of Trains

My Best Book of Trains

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"MBBO" is a popular series perfectly sized for small hands and perfectly tailored to young children's interests and reading level. Its lively, engaging text explains the basics of a favourite subject, zooming in on intriguing aspects illustrated with detailed, informative artwork."MBBO Trains" is the perfect information book for anyone with an interest in trains, their history and their future. Readers will learn about the early railways, discover the age of steam, read about the building of rail tunnels and bridges, and about the latest high-speed trains that whisk travellers over huge distances at incredible speeds. This book is a must for anyone fascinated by locomotion.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 178 x 208 x 6mm | 99.79g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • colour illustrations
  • 0753415887
  • 9780753415887
  • 683,981

About Richard Balkwill

Richard Balkwill is a lecturer in Publishing Studies at the City University, London, and an associate consultant in the Centre of International Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University, UK. In his spare time, Richard writes about trains, and is fascinated by all things locomotive.show more

Table of contents

4-5 The first railways; 6-7 A faster way to travel; 8-9 Crossing a continent; 10-11 Steam engines; 12-13 Luxury travel; 14-15 Powered by diesel; 16-17 Pulling a load; 18-19 Electric trains; 20-21 Staying on track; 22-23 Mountain railways; 24-25 Tunnels and bridges; 26-27 High-speed trains; 28-29 City railways; 30 Mavlev trains; 31 Glossary; 32 Index.show more