Author(s): Philip Wilkinson; Oliver Green; Ian Graham
A fascinating, fact-filled look at the world of transport, with more than a thousand fullcolour illustrations.
This fascinating encyclopedia takes a comprehensive look at the world of transport, with transport on the road, on railways, in the water, in the air and in space.
Most of the pages contain a series of catalogue-style entries on a range of craft and vehicles. Each entry contains the story of the vehicle and a fact box to see at-a-glance aspects from speed and size to the number of people carried. In addition, each section contains feature pages that deal with especially interesting topics, such as Formula 1 racing, high-speed trains, and modern developments in low-energy transport.
Philip Wilkinson has written nearly fifty books for adults and children. They range from his first book, Amazing Buildings, which won an award from the American Institute of Architects, to A Celebration of Customs and Rituals, which was endorsed by the United Nations. He has also written several successful TV tie-ins, including What the Romans Did for Us and Restoration. He lives in the Cotswolds, England, with his wife and son. Oliver Green is a Research Fellow and former Head Curator of the London Transport Museum. Oliver has written and co-authored many transport books, including Underground: how the Tube shaped London (Penguin 2012).