Trains – Usborne Discovery Series Internet Linked takes you on a journey through the history of trains, from early giants of steam to the latest bullet-shaped speed machines. There are lively illustrations that explain how they work. This book is part of the Usborne Discovery Series and is for children ages 7 and up. With a link to Usborne books, you can expand your knowledge of trains.
Trains – Usborne Discovery Series begins with the basics of what are the different types of engines and then goes right into ther first trains. The next section talks about American railroads and the building of the tracks, roadbed, bridges and the dangers of these jobs. There is information on railroads in the city on the streets, elevated railroads, mono-rails and subways. The book explains the special railroads that go up mountains. Steam locomotives, diesel engines and high speed electric engines are covered. The book writes about the rise of steam to larger and larger engines and then its decline. The Channel tunnel, that is also covered. Trains – Usborne Discovery Series investigates the future of railroading by exploring magnetic power called maglevs. You can discover some of the famous trains throughout the world. There is a chapter on model railroading and the different model railroad scales. At the end of the books is an index of the subject matter covered.
The best part of this book is that you can expand your knowledge of trains by going to an internet link specifically designed to go with the book. The information in the book links you to more information, by page, on train subjects covered by the book. Each webpage page has addition links to further expand your knowledge on trains. So not only is it a book on trains, but a lesson in expanding your knowledge of how to research the internet.
For kids over 7 and adults, Trains – Usborne Discovery Series s and the related internet links, will delight and stimulate your understanding of trains and how they work.