Jon Richards - Cars, Trucks and Trains - Hachette Children's Group

Cars, Trucks and Trains

An Accidental History of Inventions

By Jon Richards

  • Paperback
  • £8.99

Explore the world of technology: the wild and wacky ideas people have had, discover which ones never get off the ground... and which ones did

Have you ever wondered why and how the car was invented? From steam cars and trains to experiments with rocket powered and flying cars, It'll Never Work: Cars, Trucks and Trains explores the history and development of vehicles that have led to the comforts of modern passenger transport that we know today.

Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.

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  • ISBN: 9781445150239
  • Publication date: 14 Mar 2019
  • Page count: 32
  • Imprint: Franklin Watts
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Machines and Motors

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There are endless facts to learn about vehicles and motors, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how these machines work? They keep on turning thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding machines. It's time to discover how cars go, how a plane flies and how to dig a tunnel. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about man-made inventions - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How to make a bicycle goHow to stop a bicycleHow a crane liftsHow a digger digsHow a car goesHow to make electricityHow to harvest a cropHow to dig a tunnelHow a plane fliesHow a submarine divesHow a hovercraft fliesThe Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body

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Magnificent Habitats

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Incredible Living Things

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Movie Star Set-up

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Spectacular Light and Sound

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Phenomenal Plants

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Sports

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Inventions

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Weapons and Warfare

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When the world of science is viewed at its extremes it is easier to study and understand and it is also much more awesome!In Awesome Matter and Materials find out about atoms and other microscopic building blocks, gasses, liquids and solids and some truly impressive extremes of temperature, hardness and weight. Uncover some of the most common and rarest materials in the world, and see how properties, such as elasticity and conductivity are important in all kinds of ways. Covering both human-made and natural materials with fascinating facts and brilliant graphics.This series looks at extreme qualities and experiences, and how things have evolved and adapted to reach their extreme state and how we can identify scientific information from this. Presented in a highly graphic and accessible way, Extreme Science will appeal to visual learners and reluctant readers. Aimed at children aged 9 and up.Extreme Science is a series of six books:Powerful ForcesAwesome Matter and MaterialsSpectacular Light and SoundPhenomenal PlantsMagnificent HabitatsIncredible Living Things

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Our Planet

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There are endless facts to learn about Planet Earth, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how your own planet works? It continually changes thanks to some incredible processes - and understanding them is the key to understanding it. It's time to discover how volcanoes erupt, how rocks form and how rain falls. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about this amazing planet - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How the continents moveHow an earthquake happensHow a volcano eruptsHow to build mountainsHow rocks are formedHow tides workHow a river carves a gorgeHow the water cycle worksHow rain fallsHow lightning is madeHow a hurricane formsThe Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthMachines and MotorsOur UniverseToday's TechnologyYour Body

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In the Home

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Have you ever wondered how we invented the objects that make our homes comfortable, like the television, the washing machine, the toaster? Learn all about the history of the objects that we cannot do without in our homes in It'll Never Work: In the Home, a book that explores the invention of household items that have become essential to our daily life and the successes and failures that have led to the comforts and entertainment that we know today.Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.

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Our Universe

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Your Body

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There are endless facts to learn about the human body, but once you've absorbed them, do you really know how your own body works? It grows and changes thanks to some incredible processes - and grasping them is the key to understanding it. It's time to discover how you breathe, how your ears hear and how to get blood around your body. Pore over the step-by-step infographic art and fascinating facts to uncover the dazzling truth about the human body - then try out the mind-bending challenges on each page!TOPICS:How your eyes seeHow your ears hearHow you taste and smellHow you feelHow your body digests foodHow you breatheHow to get blood around your bodyHow blood protects youHow your bones healHow your muscles moveHow a baby growsHow you grow biggerThe Infographic How It Works series is an exploration of the processes that make the world (and the universe) go round, from the activity in tectonic plates to the enzymes that break down food in our bodies. Each process is clearly explained using amazing infographics and essential facts - plus an experiment or challenge for readers to try, so they can keep the discovery going.Other titles in the Infographic How It Works series:Life on EarthMachines and MotorsOur PlanetOur UniverseToday's Technology