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Transport Curiosities 1850-1950

Weird and Wonderful Ways of Travelling by Road, Rail, Air and Sea by John, Wade, Code: 61521 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publication date: 01/04/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day Price: AU $55.00
Over the years many weird and wonderful types of transport have come and gone, some of which succeeded against all odds, others that spectacularly failed, and some that never got beyond a designer's drawing board. Railway engines driven by horses, for example. Or maybe the surprising number of cars, boats and trains driven by aeroplane propellers. In this book you will find cars that flew, cars that floated on water and boats that ran on roads; steam-powered aeroplanes, electric submarines, railways driven by pneumatic air, aircraft with flapping wings and a whole lot more. If you are a person who would like to have flown in an airship, or travelled in a train whose carriage sat on stilts above the sea with its tracks below the water, or dreamed of riding on a London to New York railway that took twelve days to travel the long way around the world, or maybe just fancied fixing your bicycle to a railway track, then this book is for you. AUTHOR: John Wade is a freelance writer and photographer, with more than forty years' experience in both fields. He has written, illustrated, edited and contributed to more than thirty books, plus numerous magazine articles, for book and magazine publishers in the UK, US and Australia. His specialities are photographic history and techniques, as well as social history. His most recent books include 'Cameras at War' (Pen & Sword, 2020); 'The Golden Age of Science Fiction' (Pen & Sword, 2019), 'London Curiosities' (Pen & Sword, 2017), and 'The Ingenious Victorians' (Pen & Sword, 2016). 230 b/w illustrations
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
Illustration: B&W THROUGHOUT
Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD
Publication date: 01/04/2022
Country of publication: UNITED KINGDOM
Weight: 800 g
Dimensions: 246.00mm X 172.00mm
Code: 61521