Seven Wonders of Transportation

From the Series Seven Wonders

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

In every age, science and technology have advanced human civilization. From architecture to engineering, medicine to transportation, humans have invented extraordinary wonders. Transportation technology has seen significant changes over the centuries. Ancient people traveled on foot and on the backs of animals. People invented wheels and sailing ships, which helped them travel farther and carry larger loads. Fast forward to modern cars, subways, and airplanes and we’ll find that even the sky’s not the limit. In the twenty-first century, people are planning tourist flights into space. In this book, we’ll explore seven wonders of transportation. These wonders include roads and mass transit systems, including the ancient Silk Road, the London Underground, and the U.S. Interstate Highway System. The wonders also include vehicles such as bicycles, airplanes, spaceships, and the glorious ocean liner Queen Elizabeth II. The newest vehicles are “supergreen” cars, which save energy and help the environment. From the basic to the cutting edge, we’ll learn where transportation has been and where it’s headed.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Science
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Publication Date 2010-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF025000, JNF057000
Dewey 629.04
Graphics Full-color illustrations
ATOS Reading Level 5.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 135448
Accelerated Reader® Points 2.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Maps, Source notes, Table of contents, Timeline, and Websites

Author: Ron Fridell