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A picture-packed guide to the fascinating story of trains and how they have transformed our world.
Take a trip through the history of trains to discover how they have revolutionized not only travel but also our world.
Discover how the vision of George Stephenson, the “father of the railroad,” materialized into an age of steam around the world. Study the cut-out of a locomotive to understand how the movement of the piston turns the wheels. Learn how the American railroad contributed to the development and progress in the US and facilitated the spread of population to previously isolated areas. Discover how the electric and diesel power provided more speed and efficiency. And then take a glimpse into the future to see how trains may keep transforming how we commute!
DK Eyewitness Trains goes beyond the trains and tracks to also talk about systems and people that make train operations possible. It also identifies some of the iconic train journeys from around the world. A timeline lists all the important “firsts” in the history of trains and railroads. The book combines informative text and eye-catching visuals in a spectacular design to present comprehensive information about trains.
Part of the best-selling DK Eyewitness, which is now getting an exciting makeover, this popular title has been reinvigorated for the next generation of information-seekers and stay-at-home explorers, with a fresh new look, new photographs, updated information, and a new “eyewitness" feature—fascinating firsthand accounts from experts in the field.
About the Author
DK was founded in London in 1974 and is now the world's leading illustrated reference publisher and part of Penguin Random House, formed on July 1, 2013. DK publishes highly visual, photographic nonfiction for adults and children. DK produces content for consumers in over 87 countries and in 62 languages, with offices in Delhi, London, Melbourne, Munich, New York, and Toronto. DK's aim is to inform, enrich, and entertain readers of all ages, and everything DK publishes, whether print or digital, embodies the unique DK design approach. DK brings unrivalled clarity to a wide range of topics with a unique combination of words and pictures, put together to spectacular effect. We have a reputation for innovation in design for both print and digital products. Our adult range spans travel, including the award-winning DK Eyewitness Travel Guides, history, science, nature, sport, gardening, cookery, and parenting. DK’s extensive children’s list showcases a fantastic store of information for children, toddlers, and babies. DK covers everything from animals and the human body, to homework help and craft activities, together with an impressive list of licensing titles, including the bestselling LEGO® books. DK acts as the parent company for Alpha Books, publisher of the Idiot's Guides series and Prima Games, video gaming publishers, as well as the award-winning travel publisher, Rough Guides.