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9781452172866

Unconventional Vehicles Forty-Five of the Strangest Cars, Trains, Planes, Submersibles, Dirigibles, and Rockets EVER

  • ISBN 13:

    9781452172866

  • ISBN 10:

    1452172862

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 05/18/2021
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Think you know vehicles? Think again!

Unconventional Vehicles is a nonfiction collection of 45 of the strangest, most unconventional vehicles that have ever existed.

Vehicles include an underwater battery-powered scooter, a carriage pulled by ostriches, a hot air balloon shaped like the Cathedral of Saint Gall, and five different jet packs.

• Filled with history, science, technology, engineering, and interesting bits of trivia, all in one kid-appealing package
• Part of the Uncommon Compendiums series
• Vehicles range from submersibles to dirigibles.

Unconventional Vehicles explores very strange modes of transportation for vehicle fans, rocket inventors, budding space-and-aeronautics experts, and anyone who's ever thought, "Why can't I ride a motorized suitcase through the airport?"

Brimming with fascinating facts and diagrams presented with wit and humor, this book is sure to enthrall vehicle enthusiasts of every age.

• Ideal for children ages 8 to 12 years old, especially those interested in vehicles and engineering
• Author Michael Hearst brings his signature verve and humor to this fascinating read.
• Young readers will devour all the substantive and silly content in this book, proving definitively that nonfiction is anything but dry.
• Resonates year-round as a go-to gift for birthdays, holidays, and more
• A great pick for teachers, parents, grandparents, and caregivers
• Add it to the shelf with books like Cars, Trains, Ships, and Planes: A Visual Encyclopedia of Every Vehicle by DK; Stephen Biesty's Incredible Cross-Sections by Stephen Biesty; and Cool Cars by Quentin Willson,

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