Ultimate Trains

 
Peter McMahon
Andy Mora
 

Today's trains are sleeker, greener and faster than ever before. Tomorrow's trains could travel through space at 23 times the speed of sound --- nearly 30 000 km/h (19 000 m.p.h.)! But did you know that train technology goes back 5 000 years?

All aboard Ultimate Trains, which takes readers on a trip through the evolution of train technology, bringing to life the trains of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Five “Build It Yourself” experiments --- simple enough to create at home --- put train technology into action. Readers can learn how to build a steam engine from a soda pop can, test an electromagnetic track and go online to construct their own magnetic levitation train.

978-1-55453-366-4 | Aug 1, 2010
List Price: USD $16.95, CAD $18.95
4-color 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 40 pages
Grades: 4 To 7 / Ages: 9 to 12

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2011 - Lane Anderson Book Award, Fitzhenry Family Foundation, Short-listed

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