Automobiles

Automobiles

Book - 2009
Rate this:

This book introduces the history of the invention of automobiles, including Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot's steam engine vehicle, Nikolaus August Otto's four-stroke internal-combustion engine, Henry Ford and the Model T, and the contributions of other inventors such as Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz. Other chapters delve into automobile parts, from pistons and cylinders to wheels and brake pads, as well as the intake, compression, power, and exhaust strokes that convert gasoline to motion and keep an automobile moving. Other sections cover different kinds of automobiles, from SUVs to hybrid cars, as well as the designers, assembly line workers, salespeople, race car drivers, and millions of other people for whom the automobile industry provides jobs. Fun facts discuss the prevalence of automobiles in the United States, the first automobile race, Mary Anderson's invention of windshield wipers, and the function of safety glass. The book also addresses safety belts, pollution, fuel efficiency, the Clean Air Act, the National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act, carpooling, and new technologies such as entertainment systems that allow satellite television and DVD players in automobiles. Full-color photographs, informative diagrams, glossary words in bold, a graphic timeline, and an index enhance this engaging, easy-to-read text about automobiles, an everyday invention that influences transportation worldwide. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Publisher: Edina, Minn. : ABDO Pub., c2009
ISBN: 9781604530834
1604530839
Branch Call Number: C 629.22 PETRIE
Characteristics: 32 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 21 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...
No similar edition of this title was found at OPL.

Try searching for Automobiles to see if OPL owns related versions of the work.


  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top