Means Of Transport That Did Not Change The World
Realistic illustrations accompany the stories behind various more or less peculiar vehicles that were invented but in the end, they did not make the cut.
We all travel sometimes—by car, by public transport, or by plane. But there are some means of transport that we will never be able to use. Let’s open this book and learn how come we don’t travel in flying cars, why trains don’t ride on a single rail, or why there are no life-size remote control cars.
You’re about to be flooded with infamous ideas, prototypes, and crazy attempts at coming up with something new over the course of the last century. The means of transport presented in this book may have not led to a technological revolution but did help us progress. After all, people learn from their mistakes.
Table of contents
Dornier Do X
Socovel 1942 Electric Motorcycle
Model 118 Convaircar
Convair XFY Pogo
Flying Platform and The Rocket Belt
Avro Canada VZ-9 AV Avrocar
M-497 Turbojet Train
Boeing vs Concorde
Mercedes-Benz ESF 05
The Dale Car
Tom Velcovsky is a graduate in Audiovisual Production from the Silesian University in Opava, Czechia, where he specialized in screenwriting and storyboards. Before switching to children’s books and the making of comic strips, he worked in advertising.
Stepanka Sekaninova used to work as a TV reporter and in the production of children’s programs. Now she is a writer and a editor-in-chief, living in the Czech Republic.
Martin Sodomka was born in 1968 and he studied at the Department of Industrial Design Management. His first job was as a design engineer. In 1993 he founded a graphics studio. In 2012 he published, at his own expense, How to Build a Car, the first book in the Technical Tales series; this book was inspired by his restoration of a classic car (1963 Škoda Octavia). This book became an immediate bestseller and was translated into ten languages. Martin Sodomka is married with two children.
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Planned ETA Jackson: April 3, 2023
Short description/annotation for collection
Fantastic and marvellous vehicles and machines that changed or could have changed the world.
|Date Of Publication||Aug 17, 2023|
|Contributors||Velcovsky, Tom; Sekaninova, Stepanka; Sodomka Martin|
|Publisher||Albatros Nakladatelstvi As|
|Country of Publication||United States|
|Audience Age||13+, 16+|
|Availability in Stores||Sin El-Fil, ABC Dbayeh, Hazmiyeh, Hamra, ABC Verdun, Tripoli Square, ABC Achrafieh, Global|
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